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Conservative MPs have revealed their constituents’ fury after Lee Anderson was suspended as a Tory MP final week.

In leaked WhatsApps, Red Wall MPs started sharing emails from their voters over the weekend, resulting in the MP for Darlington Peter Gibson branding Mr Anderson “a huge asset to our party”.

Hartlepool MP Jill Mortimer shared a constituents’ e-mail with the “109” chat of recent consumption MPs, which mentioned Mr Anderson’s suspension is “the final nail in your party’s coffin”.

She requested her colleagues if “anyone else [is] getting these in”.

The question sparked fast affirmation from different Red Wall MPs, together with Derbyshire Dales Sarah Dines who revealed she’d had “loads” of comparable correspondence, together with from “random constituents [who are] not know supports. Interesting.”

Wrexham MP Sarah Atherton mentioned she has lodged issues with the Tory Party chiefs over Mr Anderson’s suspension because of the degree of backlash she’d obtained from her native members.

Paul Holmes, who’s a member of the Government as a PPS to Lord Cameron, joined with these voicing issues.

The Eastleigh MP warned that Mr Anderson’s suspension “will drive the agenda that we can’t speak up on things. Especially after last Wednesday and the protests we saw”.

On Twitter, long-time Lee Anderson ally Marco Longhi MP responded to at least one person asking him to “stand by your pall”, assuring: “Lee is my friend, nothing has changed”.

Responding to the swathe of messages seen by the Telegraph, Tory chairman Richard Holden stepped in to say “the last thing I wanted to see was one of ours lose the whip”.

Speaking on a broadcast spherical yesterday, Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden sparked backlash from the Left after he defended the substance of what each Lee Anderson and Suella Braverman had been referring to when warning about Islamist threats.

He additionally revealed that Mr Anderson would have stored the Tory whip had he apologised for his particular feedback relating to London mayor Sadiq Khan.

Mr Dowden rejected accusations that Mr Anderson had been “intending” to be Islamophobic when he made the feedback.

He defended former Home Secretary Suella Braverman, arguing her language didn’t cross a line and blasted the “un-British” threats to democracy from extremist Islamists.

The prime Tory additionally informed GB News that Mr Anderson may obtain the whip again forward of the election, saying: “I certainly wouldn’t rule that out.”

Cabinet minister David TC Davies echoed Mr Dowden, saying Mr Anderson has “made a good contribution to the Conservative Party over the years, and I hope this issue is going to get sorted out”.

Reform UK, which has been reportedly courting Mr Anderson for months to make a defection, performed down the chance he may be a part of the Nigel Farage-Richard Tice outfit, however defended his feedback.

Mr Tice warned: “The sentiment of what Lee was trying to say is that millions of Britons are very concerned about these extreme Islamists dominating these marches and creating a sense of fear across the UK.”