-- Advertisement --

Senior Tories plot ‘breakaway party’ to escape ‘Toxic Theresa’ brand amid dire local election wipeout predictions


Stay in touch!

Sign up to be updated with Evolve's latest stories, and for opportunities to get involved.
Loading

Senior Conservative Party figures held secret meetings about forming a ‘breakaway’ party with its own brand, policies and figurehead amid dire warnings predicting a catastrophic Tory wipeout in London’s May local elections, it has been reported.

Reports in The Telegraph this morning say that Senior Tories have hosted numerous meetings over the past year in order to draw up plans for what would essentially constitute a new party to replace the Tories in London’s local elections.

Polls suggest that under the lacklustre leadership of ‘Toxic’ Theresa May, the Tories are set to lose out majorly in May’s local elections, with Labour now polling at a massive 52% compared to the Tories’ lowly 28% in the capital.

Predictions have been so bad that the Tories could even record the worst performance ever in London local elections in their entire 184-year history.

Analysis conducted by academics Lord Hayward and Tony Travers show that the Tories are expected to lose almost 100 seats, falling from 612 to 519, with a staggering 9 London councils that are currently under Tory control considered severely at risk.

Evolve have previously reported that:

“…with just over two months to go until the residents take to the polls on May 3rd, Theresa May’s position could well be under severe threat should the Tories suffer catastrophic losses in some of their heartland boroughs as the latest poll predicts.

The numbers are now so convincing for Labour that even overwhelmingly Conservative-voting areas such as Wandsworth, Westminster, Barnet, and even Hillingdon are all mooted to fall in the next round of local elections.”

Furthermore, the Tories’ performance in local elections this year has been at best diabolical, with the party’s worst night coming just last month when they managed to somehow lose control of all 5 Council seats they were defending in just one evening.

And following the party’s catastrophic overall performance in local by-elections since Theresa May came to power, the news that Senior Conservative figures are so worried about the party’s prospects that they are trying to disassociate themselves with her will come as a huge embarrassment to the Prime Minister.

Whilst attempting to free themselves from Theresa May’s toxic brand may save the Tories some damage, any Tory breakaway party will have their work cut out in producing and promoting popular policies without completely disposing of their own self-serving ideology of failure.

Jeremy Corbyn’s revitalised Labour Party are popular for a multitude of reasons – not least because their policies resonate with people and they are quickly becoming a bottom-up, member-led party who put listening to the concerns and ideas of ordinary people at the centre of their project.

Unless the Tories are genuinely willing create a party that works in the interests of the many and put ordinary people’s opinions and ideas at the heart of their policies, then, unfortunately for the billionaire-backed Tory establishment, the only way for them is down.

Evolve needs your help more than ever.

We rely on the generosity of our readers to help fund the majority of our work - but we need a little more to make ends meet and enable us to grow.

If we can reach 1,000 regular subscribers, we will become entirely financially sustainable - and we'll also have a little extra so we can build upwards and outwards to make our work have an even bigger impact.

In the last month alone, our work on the Environment Bill has helped force a change in the law for the better. And, since Evolve was founded, our uniquely viral style of journalism has repeatedly put the establishment on the back foot and helped force genuinely positive progression.

But we want to do far more - and we need your help to do it.

The best way you can help us is by becoming a Monthly or Annual subscriber. This kind of regular income allows us to better plan for the future - firstly so we can pay the bills, and then so we can set aside funds and time to work on extra projects.

However, if you can't commit to a regular payment, one-off donations - no matter how small - also make a big difference to us, and we genuinely make the most of every single penny.

So, if you appreciate the work that Evolve does and you want to see us make an even bigger impact on the world, please think about contributing to our work in whatever way you possibly can.

Subscriber-Only Comments

-- Advertisement --

Follow

153,478FansLike
1,584FollowersFollow
395FollowersFollow
1FollowersFollow
64,029FollowersFollow
1,060SubscribersSubscribe
-- Advertisement --