Saturday 26 November 2022 11:38 PM Red Wall Tories in threat to form breakaway party trends now

Saturday 26 November 2022 11:38 PM Red Wall Tories in threat to form breakaway party trends now
Saturday 26 November 2022 11:38 PM Red Wall Tories in threat to form breakaway party trends now

Saturday 26 November 2022 11:38 PM Red Wall Tories in threat to form breakaway party trends now

Red Wall Tories in threat to form breakaway party Tory MPs in 'Red Wall' seats fear becoming 'one termers' as Labour leads polls Rising Tory star Dehenna Davison announced she is standing down next election New breakaway party would be tougher than Sunak on immigration and Brexit

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Panicking Tory MPs in the so-called 'Red Wall' seats of the North and Midlands have held discussions about forming a breakaway party, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

With Labour now consistently more than 20 points ahead in the polls – and an increasing number of Tory MPs announcing plans to quit before the next general election – the 'wallers' have discussed forming a new party that would be tougher than Rishi Sunak's Government on issues such as immigration, crime and Brexit.

The MPs fear that unless they act they will become 'one-termers' after being elected in former Labour strongholds in 2019.

Rising Tory star Dehenna Davison became one of the latest to stand down next election, with a majority of just 7,962 in her Bishop Auckland constituency

Rising Tory star Dehenna Davison became one of the latest to stand down next election, with a majority of just 7,962 in her Bishop Auckland constituency

They have also discussed devising a 'backbench immigration policy' which they can present to Downing Street in an attempt to force the Government to act: small-boat migration across the Channel is an issue mentioned frequently on their constituencies' doorsteps, they say.

Last night, one Red Wall source said: 'There have been discussions about forming a separate Northern group along the lines of the Scottish Tories. A couple of senior figures from the Northern Research Group [set up by Red Wall MPs in 2019 to campaign for greater investment] were told off for mooting the idea, but it hasn't really gone away. They had a meeting with Rishi and there's a conference next year.'

Another Red Wall MP added: 'Small boats is an existential issue for many of us and it's about making sure Government pays attention. We like what the Prime

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