BOURNEMOUTH West MP Conor Burns has admitted he was “uncomfortable” with some of the anti-Conservative messages coming from the Brexit rally at the BIC on Monday night.

Mr Burns shared the platform at the packed Solent Hall with Brexiteers Nigel Farage, Sammy Wilson MP and Leave Means Leave founder Richard Tice.

During his speech Mr Farage hit out at prime minister Theresa May as “deceitful and duplicitous”.

Speaking to the Daily Echo after the event, Mr Burns said: “It is uncomfortable because I am a Conservative member of parliament, Theresa May is my leader.

“I don’t agree with what Nigel said about Theresa. I don’t want to get rid of the prime minister, I want the prime minister to change her Chequers policy.

“Nigel is an opposition politician and he is perfectly entitled to attack the prime minister if that’s what he wants to do.”

Hundreds of people gathered for the rally, as speakers delivered passionate addresses on where they felt the government had not acted appropriately after the referendum.

John Longworth, chairman of the Leave Means Leave movement, urged the crowd to write to their MPs and visit surgeries to press for “the Brexit they voted for”. Mr Burns said the size of the audience, which he understood had a waiting list, was “incredible”.

He added: “There was a huge energy and positivity,

“It was about starting to rectify the mistake those of us who voted leave made by thinking when the referendum result happened that Brexit would happen in the way the public were told it was.

“The rally was the beginning of a process of reminding people why we voted to leave, the positive reasons for leaving and preparing to put pressure on the government to get Brexit back on track.

“We are heading towards a situation that is Brexit in name only and that is not what people voted for.”

Mr Farage did not pull any punches in his speech, also hitting out at Tony Blair, Nick Clegg and senior European Union figures.

He said: “This is not about left and right. It is about right and wrong.”