Published On: Mon, Nov 4th, 2019

Lord Tebbit explains why Theresa May was always doomed to fail as PM and Tory leader | UK | News

Lord Norman Tebbit served in Margaret Thatcher’s Cabinet from 1981 to 1987. He said Theresa May was a different kind of “election machine” and didn’t have any idea “how to contact voters”. Mr Tebbit went on to say on Mrs May first campaign leaflet, she didn’t include the word “Conservative”.

Speaking to, Lord Tebbit said: “There’s a very great difference between Theresa May as an election machine and Boris Johnson as an election machine.

“Theresa May had not got the remotest idea how to contact and to grab the attention of the voters.”

He continued: “A month before polling day we had a terrific swing in the local Government elections to the Tories.

“Why didn’t it happen for her?

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“The first election material that I got at home was a leaflet.

“The only place where the word Conservative appeared was in the imprint at the back which is a legal obligation.

“It started off more or less like, ‘I want you to vote for my candidate’.

“Her candidate? It’s a Conservative candidate who we had selected in the Conservative Association there.

The poll was conducted by Britain Elects and covers the period from October 30 up to November 1.

According to the poll, the Tories currently stand on 39 percent, followed by Labour on 27 and the Liberal Democrats on 16.

The Liberal Democrats continue to see their support ebb away, with the party losing another two percentage points, as Jo Swinson’s gamble to stake her campaign on stopping Brexit seems to be backfiring.

However, the biggest loser in the latest round of polling is Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which has seen its support collapse to just seven percent – a drop of six points.

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