May in pledge to win back younger voters
THERESA May last night vowed to win back younger voters following a backlash against the Tory party in June’s snap general election.
Ahead of the party’s annual conference opening in Manchester tomorrow, the Prime Minister insisted she was “determined to act” to address the concerns of people who felt let down by her Government.
She also vowed to renew the “social contract in our country” that meant “the next generation should always have it better than the last”.
Her pledge to lead a Tory fightback following the surge in Labour votes came as her MPs threaten revolts over welfare benefits and energy bills.
Mrs May is expected to apologise to the grassroots for the botched campaign which saw the Tories lose their Commons majority. Meanwhile, Boris Johnson has returned to being top choice among Tories to be their next leader, a poll revealed yesterday.
The Foreign Secretary won the backing of 23 per cent in the YouGov online survey of nearly 1,000 Conservative Party members.
His nearest rival was Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson with 19 per cent.
Jacob Rees-Mogg came third with the support of 17 per cent.
Joe Twyman, of YouGov, said: “The question of who will take over from Theresa May and when is likely to dominate the conference.”
Last night an unprecedented £2million security operation was being finalised amid fears that violent Left-wing protesters will attack those heading for the conference.
Police in Manchester yesterday