Jacob Rees-Mogg to stand against Tessa Munt at next election?
MP Jacob Rees-Mogg may stand against Burnham-On-Sea's MP Tessa
Munt at the next General Election, according to a national newspaper
Daily Mail's political columnist Quentin Letts has questioned
how secure the Wells parliamentary seat is for Liberal Democrat
Letts writes: "As a result of boundary changes, Tory MP Jacob
Rees-Mogg, who is currently next door in North East Somerset,
may stand in Wells at the next election. Whereas
Mrs Munt is almost laughably weak and windy in the Commons, Mr
Rees-Mogg is the House's best backbench performer."
2010, the Conseratives narrowly lost the seat, which includes
Burnham-On-Sea, when David Heathcoat-Amory was beaten by Tessa
Munt by just 800 votes.
Wells Conservatives spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Saturday
that it is awaiting the outcome of a raft of changes to parliamentary
boundaries across the UK from the Boundary Commission before selecting
last year that the Boundary Commission's changes could see
the Wells constituency adding the Huntspills, Pawlett, Puriton,
Woolavington, the Poldens, Shapwick, Ashcott, Westonzoyland, Middlezoy,
North Petherton and the surrounding villages.
Rees-Mogg is rated as one of the Conservatives' most rebellious
MPs. Earlier this year, he said that Somerset should be on a different
timezone to the rest of the UK, as we reported here.
Jacob Rees-Mogg may stand against Tessa Munt at the next General