Unfortunately for them, to do so would be illegal. They MUST hold a by election within three months, thanks to a little convention by the speaker.
I suspect m'learned friends are already drawing up writs to force a by election on April 1st at the latest. Or perhaps Gordon fancies his chances at a General Election in March.
Comment from the wonderful Anna Raccoon
External Auditor on Members Estimates Audit Committee goes for walk in woods on Boxing Day and emerges in body bag – how very convenient for them……..