Tory MPs ‘warned career under threat’ if didn’t back gay marriage

Telegraph 29 May 2013
Conservative MPs claim they were threatened by party whips to back gay marriage or their political career would be finished.

Tories were also reportedly warned they would lose financial and organisational backing at the next election if they refused to fall into line – something party insiders dismissed today as ‘categorically untrue’.

More than a dozen angry backbenchers have now written to peers urging them to oppose the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill in a key vote on Monday.

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