Conservative MP Adam Holloway has resigned from his post as a ministerial aide after he rebelled against David Cameron’s three line whip on the vote against a referendum in Europe.
10:25AM BST 25 Oct 2011
The MP for Gravesham was a Parliamentary Private Secretary to David Lidington as Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
He defended his decision to vote for a referendum.
“The last thing that I wanted to do was to defy a three-line whip.
“But I’ve been wandering around my constituency for seven years saying that we should have a referendum on the EU, so it’s very difficult for me then not to vote in favour.
“I’m just really sorry we were forced into a position where we had to rebel. I really regret that there couldn’t have been a free vote,” Mr Holloway said.