SWINDON MPs still hope to leave the EU with a deal after the prime minister reportedly threatened those who want to block Brexit with being sacked from the party..

Conservative MPs who vote against the government in the House of Commons this week will be banned from standing for the party at the next election.

Swindon Labour representative called the move "terror tactics" but the town's Conservatives supported Boris Johnson.

Justice secretary and South Swindon MP Robert Buckland said: "The prime minister needs to have the strongest possible hand in these negotiations if we are going to get the EU to move and abolish the anti-democratic backstop.

"All Conservative colleagues and all those who respect the referendum should support Boris in getting that deal. Voting for any legislation designed to block Brexit will weaken the prime minister’s hand in getting those changes.

"Voting to block, delay or cancel Brexit is a policy of Labour and opposition parties. It must be recognised as such and paves the way for a Corbyn government. No Conservative MP should let this happen on their watch.

“MPs will have a further three weeks between European Council and October 31 to scrutinise the Government’s approach to Brexit.

"But in the run up to that council, it’s the duty of all Conservative colleagues to give the prime minister their backing and finally deliver on the referendum result. That is exactly what I intend to do.”

Tory MPs being deselected would diminish the PM's majority and there are rumours swirling of a snap election.

Labour's parliamentary candidate for South Swindon Sarah Church said: "The ultimatum to Conservative MPs is the latest in the Johnson raid on democracy.

"The impact of this government's policy on our nation is potentially deeply damaging and every MP must be able to hold the government to account. Terror tactics in government and the undermining of parliamentary sovereignty absolutely must be resisted."

North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson said: "It is vital that MPs vote as they promised when they were elected or they will break trust in politics. For three years, parliament has squabbled over Brexit so it is time we get on and delivered a sensible and pragmatic Brexit, no ifs and no buts.

"This does include a deal, which we will debate and vote on after the EU Summit on October 15."