Cameron wins Tory crown

David Cameron was today confirmed as the new leader of the Conservative Party. For the full story and local reaction, see tomorrow's Evening Star.

David Cameron was today confirmed as the new leader of the Conservative Party.

He beat challenger David Davis by 134,000 votes to 64,000 - by more than two to one.

His election was welcomed by senior Suffolk Conservatives including former Ipswich candidate Paul West who hoped he would attract new voters to the party.

Mr West said: “The result is very good news for the party. I think there is a real chance that the party will go forward now and attract new members.”


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However Ipswich Labour MP Chris Mole said it was too early to say whether Mr Cameron would be the answer to Tory prayers.

He said: “We shall see how he is doing after the first six months. When Iain Duncan Smith was first elected, people thought he might be the real thing but after a few months it was clear he was a disaster for the party.

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“I think David Cameron might be the leader the Tories have been looking for - but it is too early to say that. We'll see how he copes over the next few months when he comes under fire from our side.”

For the full story and more local reaction, see tomorrow's Evening Star.

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