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Lee Anderson was welcomed with a standing ovation at a Tory Party fundraiser this night, in an indication the occasion devoted need him readmitted to the occasion.

Mr Anderson made a shock look at a dinner elevating cash for Bassetlaw MP Brendan Clarke-Smith, the place Liz Truss was billed because the visitor of honour.

The former occasion chairman’s look was a “complete surprise” to the assembled members, though they welcomed him rapturously when he entered the room.

One onlooker claimed he was hugged by the previous Prime Minister, who quipped “who is that this de-whipped Tory?” When greeting him.

The occasion was billed by the Bassetlaw Conservatives as a spring dinner “In Conversation with the Rt. Hon. Liz Truss MP”, promising to talk with Mr Clarke-Smith about her time in workplace.

Members had been promised “an insight into her unique position”, through the passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation of King Charles III.

Hosted at a Bassetlaw venue, the night included a two-course dinner and promised that each one cash raised would go in the direction of re-electing Brendan Clarke-Smith on the subsequent General Election.

Since Mr Anderson’s suspension Tory MPs have demanded he be given the whip again following a Red Wall revolt.

On Monday the Express revealed calls from MPs Lia Nici, Marco Longhi and Jonathan Gullis to re-admit him to the occasion.

Ms Nici stated “Lee should absolutely get the Conservative whip back.”

Mr Longhi added he ought to “of course” be re-admitted, arguing he “was expressing a frustration at how the policing of protests, or even the lack of it, is being handled”.

“We see (Sir Keir) Starmer and the Speaker using those very arguments around intimidation and fear to suit their agenda and influence democratic decisions and break conventions. Sadiq Khan is not an Islamist but he is responsible for policing in London last time I checked.”

Mr Gullis stated he hoped “that we will see him return to that party sooner rather than later but of course, he has to, I think, make that apology to Mayor Khan”.

At PMQs on Wednesday, Rishi Sunak boasted about his suspension of the Tory Whip from Mr Anderson, contrasting his determination with the dithering of Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer over his candidate in Rochdale.

Ms Truss has additionally confronted calls to lose the whip from opposition MPs, who criticised her look on the Republican CPAC conference final week.

Mr Clarke-Smith served with Mr Anderson as deputy Conservative Party chairman previous to resigning over the Government’s Rwanda invoice.

The pair of trouble-making Red Wall Tories stop their positions to again an modification to toughen up the flagship immigration.

The Conservatives, Ms Truss, Mr Clarke-Smith and Mr Anderson had been approached for remark.