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Grantham MP: Conservatives taken over by hard right

A Lincolnshire MP has claimed that the Conservative party has been taken over by the hard-right, as Boris Johnson becomes the new Prime Minister.

Nick Boles, Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford, took to Twitter to air his thoughts on the incoming Government.

“Thatcherites, libertarians and no deal Brexiteers control the party from top to bottom,” he wrote. “Liberal one nation Conservatives have been ruthlessly culled.

“It is a takeover that started in local constituency parties and is now complete. The Brexit Party has won the war without electing a single MP.

“Nigel Farage is our new PM, not Boris Johnson. Some will mourn the death of the modern compassionate Conservative Party. I do not.

“It was a makeover, and never more than skin deep. The takeover of both main parties by ideologues creates an opportunity for something new and different. Out of decay will spring new shoots.”

Nick Boles resigned from Theresa May’s governing party after the failure of his own motion to stay in the single market.