“Most obviously, Brexit needs to happen in a true form” (Image: GETTY)
The Conservatives lost 1,334 councillors, whilst Labour suffered a net decline of 82. The main beneficiaries were the Liberal Democrats, who picked up 703 seats, and independent candidates. Mr Rees-Mogg claimed the Tories must deliver a clean Brexit if they want to recover.
Writing in The Daily Telegraph he claimed the local elections “could possible be a blessing in disguise as it now gives the Tories the opportunity to make the things right that have gone wrong.
“Inevitably, this will be with a new leader.
“Mrs May has already announced that she will retire before the next election but it must be someone who will advocate Conservative principles, put them into action and ensure that promises and deeds match.
“Most obviously, Brexit needs to happen in a true form.”
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