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Grant Shapps: Theresa May could win the next election

Grant Shapps: Theresa May could win the next election
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What a difference eight months makes. Back in October, Grant Shapps launched a failed coup against Theresa May after a disastrous Tory conference which saw the Prime Minister cough her way through what was supposed to be a set piece speech. Since then, we've had Cabinet feuding, backbench rebellions and a lack of leadership from an increasingly beleaguered Prime Minister.

Yet despite all this, Shapps has had a change of heart and thinks there is now a chance May could lead the party into the next election – and even possibly win it:

'I think it's perfectly conceivable now... that she leads us into the next election and I think potentially even wins that election.'

https://twitter.com/RidgeOnSunday/status/1005749650341543936

Will Shapps's words be enough to get him into the Tory MP WhatsApp group?

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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