The QT

Friday 19 July 2024

North Tyneside Tories split in bitter war of words

Several Tory MPs have blamed years of political infighting for the party’s record General Election defeat but, as Simon Rushworth discovers, internal division continues to plague the Conservatives at grassroots level too
  • Two councillors quit party to become independent
  • Three month investigation by HQ referred to ‘a toxic atmosphere engrained over a number of years’
  • Leading councillors say they are baffled and frustrated by continuing claims as they focus on policy and progress


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