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George Freeman [Image: Chris Radburn/PA].

The man who thought a Conservative Party version of Glastonbury would be a good idea, with just a few dozen attendees, has quit Theresa May’s policy unit because he reckons the Tories need a radical change.

There’s no doubt George Freeman is right, although considering his track record recently, he might not have been the best person to say it.

But what a body blow for Theresa May! Yet another departure – and this time he jumped, rather than being pushed.

The head of Theresa May’s policy board has resigned amid calls for a radical shake-up of the Tory party.

Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman has stepped down from his role as chair of the Number 10 policy board to concentrate on reforming the party, in another blow to Theresa May’s weakened administration.

Mr Freeman, who made headlines by organising a ‘Tory Glastonbury’ for party activists in the summer, said Conservative chairman Patrick McLoughlin needed to be replaced and called for a new team at CCHQ to rejuvenate the party.

Source: George Freeman: Head of Theresa May’s policy unit resigns


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