Tory MP's dad stands at election ... for Ukip

Posted On: 
19th May 2017

We all want what’s best for our parents - until they stand against us in a general election.

The general election is a family affair for the Philps
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Sunday lunches for Tory candidate and former MP Chris Philp just got a lot more awkward after his dad was selected for Ukip in a neighbouring constituency.

Brian Philp is standing for the Kippers in the London seat of Orpington, while his son defends Croydon South just 30 minutes down the road.

Chris shied away from any fighting talk when contacted by PoliticsHome today, saying: “I wish all candidates well in the election.”

But asked whether he’ll be hitting the streets to help his pa out, he said: “Obviously not.”