Totnes MP Sarah Wollaston defiant in Twitter storm
TOTNES MP Dr Wollaston is leading the charge in defying a move by the party machinery to try and curb the use of Twitter by Tory MPs.
The move comes after Dr Wollaston accused the Prime Minster of having a top team which looks 'far too posh, male and white'.
Conservative strategists have been frustrated at MPs for giving a "running commentary" on the leadership, which has been the subject of speculation at Westminster, and the party's electoral chances.
The new general election guru Lynton Crosby was expected to tell them this week that they are 'participants not commentators'.
But unbowed by the directive, Dr Wollaston took to Twitter this afternoon to say: "I cannot 'participate' without the freedom to 'comment', even if that is sometimes inconvenient to the Executive."