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Lee Anderson has been kicked out of the unique Carlton Club after he give up the Conservative Party.

The new Reform MP was despatched a letter just some hours after asserting he was defecting.

The swanky personal members membership is a second residence for a lot of Tories, who’re given discounted membership.

In an e-mail, its chairman Lord Young of Cookham, a Tory peer, wrote: “I am writing as Chairman of the Carlton Club to ask you to resign your membership.

“When you applied, you confirmed that you were a supporter of the Conservative Party. By joining a rival party, Reform, you are in contravention of that declaration.

“Should you not tender your resignation within seven days, the General Committee will take steps to expel you when it meets on March 26th.”

The former Tory deputy chairman was unveiled as Reform UK’s first MP at a swiftly organized press convention on Monday morning.

Mr Anderson misplaced the Tory whip final month after refusing to apologise for claiming “Islamists” had “got control” of London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

The Ashfield MP declared “all I want is my country back” as he stood alongside chief Richard Tice.

Mr Tice stated his solely MP is a “fantastic champion of the Red Wall” and boasted that Reform UK is going to “replace the Tories as the alternative” in the north and Midlands.

Reform UK honorary president Nigel Farage said Mr Anderson’s decision to defect is “enormous”, warning: “I do not assume Westminster actually understands this but”.

Mr Anderson introduced he was switching events regardless of being near agreeing a Tory comeback.

A senior Conservative supply stated: “He has been signalling to us that he wanted to come back.

“I don’t know where his head is at. It’s disappointing. He was trying to make an important underlying point but it was made quite crassly.

“It could have been dealt with. He was signalling that he was open to an apology.

“MPs are furious about it. They are upset by the disloyalty. People feel let down.”