‘Too in­tense to at­tract girls at col­lege’

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WITH pol­i­tics be­com­ing his first love at uni­ver­sity, Cum­mings was never ex­actly a suc­cess with women at Ox­ford.

In fact one fe­male con­tem­po­rary thinks the traits he showed in the cam­paign to con­vince Bri­tain to vote for Brexit were the same ones that put women off.

She said: “I can’t re­call him ever hav­ing a girl­friend at col­lege.

“He had a cou­ple of fe­male mates but most of us were put off by his edgi­ness and in­ten­sity.

“After leav­ing col­lege, how­ever, he dated a string of ex­tremely well-con­nected so­ci­ety beau­ties – so maybe none of us was posh enough.”

Cum­mings was not born into huge wealth, his mother was a spe­cial needs teacher and his father was a project man­ager for oil rigs and con­struc­tion.

But he’s now re­lated to landed gen­try after, in 2011, mar­ry­ing writer Mary Wake­field, the daugh­ter of Sir Humphry Wake­field of Chilling­ham Cas­tle in Northum­ber­land.

ABLE: Cum­mings at Ex­eter Col­lege

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