No10 blackmail row: Ex-Tory MP Christian Wakeford says he was ‘threatened’ with loss of funding

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No10 blackmail row: Christian Wakeford, the former Tory MP who defected to Labour yesterday, claimed he was previously threatened with the withdrawal of funding for a school in his Bury South constituency if he voted against the Government on free school meals.

He told the BBC: ‘How would you feel when holding back regeneration of a town for a vote, it didn’t sit comfortably. That was really starting to question my place where I was and ultimately to where I am now.’

There have been suggestions Mr Wakeford pushed ‘over the edge’ to defect when he was hauled in and threatened with having the boundaries of his seat redrawn if he went against the PM.

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters on a visit to Taunton: ‘I’ve seen no evidence to support any of those allegations.

‘What I am focused on is what we’re doing to deal with the number one priority of the British people, which is coming through Covid.’

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