Theresa May sent a voter ID survey to the Conservatives’ email list his afternoon:
“With less than six months until the election, it’s vital we know your views about our country and the issues that matter most to your family.
But the home secretary was rather less interested in her colleagues’ views on the European Arrest Warrant, which is why she tried to prevent parliament voting on the issue last week. The move backfired spectacularly — with panicked Tory whips dragging David Cameron from a dinner to vote in white tie after Labour threatened to end proceedings early.
The Tories have now been forced to back the measure — seen by Eurosceptics as a tentacle of a creeping European superstate — after mischievous opposition decided to schedule a vote on the eve of the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Here are the 28 Tory (26 plus two tellers) and two Labour rebels:
Peter Bone (teller)
Philip Hollobone (teller)
Nick de Bois
Anne Marie Morris