James Forsyth James Forsyth

David Cameron tells Tory MPs: Defend our record on the NHS and fighting poverty

David Cameron has just addressed the last meeting of the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers in this parliament. He was given the traditional desk banging reception. Indeed, the loyal, pre-election tone of the meeting was set when John Baron, for a long time viewed as Ukip defection risk by senior Tories, announced that he had put money on a Tory majority.

After paying tribute to the Tory MPs who are stepping down at this election, Cameron began his pre-election rallying call.

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