Former Lib Dem MP delivers damning verdict on who should NOT become the next Tory leader

Former Lib Dem MP delivers damning verdict on who should NOT become the next Tory leader

Former Lib Dem MP reveals who he thinks will become the next leader of Tories

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Gabrielle Wilde

By Gabrielle Wilde

Published: 07/07/2024

- 17:09

Rishi Sunak will step down as the Leader of the Conservative Party when his successor is selected

Former Liberal Democrats MP Norman Baker has delivered a damning verdict on who should not be the next leader of the Conservative party.

Rishi Sunak announced on Friday that he would step down as Tory leader “once the formal arrangements for selecting my successor are in place” after a landslide general election defeat for the Conservative Party means another leadership election is on the horizon.

The Conservatives were wiped out during the General Election by the Labour Party making Keir Starmer the next Prime Minister in the UK.

Speaking to GB News, Baker said: "There was a very good article in Time by William Hague.

Norman Baker

Norman Baker revealed who should not take over

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"He's the only person in the Conservative Party who's been here and done this because he suffered in 97. He took over 97 after the last catastrophic Conservative election.

"He had some very good advice, part of which was you don't win from the fringes. Jeremy Corbyn didn't win from the left fringe. You don't win from the right fringe.


"You have to win from the centre. So if we get I mean, it's not up to me, but the Tories are never really Braverman.

"In my view, there's a ceiling to what she would get from the public, and that will keep Labour and the Lib Dems where they are.

"The Tories have to come back to the centre, I think, to win the next election.

GB News host Nana Akua explained that she thought that some people think the Tories were not "Conservative enough."

Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak delivered a speech outside Downing Street and said he would be stepping down


He explained: "I think that's an observation, but I don't think that's true. Is it true that the conservatives need to come back to the centre?

"I actually think the leaders that have done the best have got the centre and the right. So Boris had the centre and the right and Cameron a bit the same.

"If you have Suella you've just got, you know, the sort of evil Tories trope that the left can just carry out time after time.

"So I actually think that you do have to have the centre and the right together."

Keir Starmer Keir Starmer is the new Prime Minister PA

The Tories faced a hammering at the polls with Keir Starmer delivering an overwhelming majority.

After achieving 34 per cent of the vote share, Labour came out with 412 seats.

It is the worst Conservative result in terms of seats in history, with the party on 121.

The Liberal Democrats meanwhile achieved their highest tally since 1923, taking 72 seats

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