Our article this morning revealed the full scale of the support and aid given by Justin Hinchcliffe, the Chairman of Tottenham Conservative Association, to the re-election campaign of Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone. We can now report that Hinchcliffe has been suspended from the party and removed from his post, pending a full disciplinary decision.

A Conservative Spokesman told ConHome:

“The Party Chairman Grant Shapps has today suspended his membership, and removed him as an Officer of the Association with immediate effect, pending a full Board decision.”

I gather that following our report several other party members joined the Chairman of Hornsey and Wood Green in filing formal complaints to Shapps and the Disciplinary Board.

While it would have been preferable for the situation never to have arisen in the first place, we’re glad CCHQ is dealing with it swiftly as we urged.