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Conservative lawmaker Boles quits local party over Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives quit his local party on Saturday due to disagreements over Brexit, as the decision to leave the European Union continues to reshape loyalties in the country’s politics.

FILE PHOTO: Nick Boles arrives at 10 Downing Street in central London, Britain May 11, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo/File Photo

Nick Boles, 53, has been critical of the government’s threat to leave the EU without a deal and has faced calls from his local party to be ousted as its candidate for the next general election.

Boles said he could remain aligned with the Conservatives in parliament if they make him an acceptable offer.

The former minister said in a letter to his local party he was “not willing to do what would be necessary to restore a reasonable working relationship with a group of people whose values and views are so much at odds with my own.”

“I regret that my relationship with you sh

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