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Three former Tory Cabinet members planning to start new political group, report says 

Three former Tory Cabinet members including ex-Home Secretary Amber Rudd are planning to start new political group, report says

  • Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond and David Gauke are forming party in all but name
  • If Boris Johnson pursues a No Deal Brexit, more Tory MPs are expected to join
  • It is thought that the new group does not plan to have a leader or a manifesto

Three former Conservative Cabinet members are planning to start a new political group ahead of the next election, it was reported yesterday.

Amber Rudd, Philip Hammond and David Gauke are said to be forming a party in all but name with a united Brexit position.

If Boris Johnson pursues a No Deal Brexit manifesto at the next election, more Tory MPs would be expected to join, according to website Buzzfeed.

Three former Conservative Cabinet members are planning to start a new political group ahead of the next election and if Boris Johnson pursues a No Deal Brexit manifesto, more Tory MPs are expected to join

Amber Rudd is said to have formed the group alongside Philip Hammond and David Gauke

Amber Rudd is said to have formed the group alongside Philip Hammond and David Gauke

The three are said to be holding talks with about ten rebel MPs who lost the Tory whip last month. 

Several members of the grouping, including Miss Rudd, are inclined to endorse a second referendum.

An MP involved in the talks told Buzzfeed the group would prefer to have the Tory whip reinstated and to run as Conservatives in the next election.

Former chancellor Mr Hammond added: ‘My preference is to run as a Tory candidate, but if I am not able to, I plan to stand as an independent… 

‘I would look to co-operate with any other ex-Tories standing in similar circumstances.’ 

The group does not plan to have a leader or manifesto, it was reported. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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