Grantham Journal letter: MP has won me over

Nick Boles MP enjoys a fish and chip supper with guests, from left, Jane Bennett, Hazel Taylor and Robert Miller. Photo: 0175A
Nick Boles MP enjoys a fish and chip supper with guests, from left, Jane Bennett, Hazel Taylor and Robert Miller. Photo: 0175A
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Spend an evening with two Tory MPs, the notice in the paper said. My initial thought was, you must be off your trolley! However, there was an added incentive, fish and chips. So I went.

Nick Boles and Douglas Carswell were the speakers.

The evening itself was a startling revelation, to see two men talk so openly about their experiences in the House, how they felt about it, Parliament and this Government in particular. Gloves off and no pulled punches. In fact, the only one who was reeling was me. I was astonished.

I would have been the first to say MPs are out of touch and in particular Tory MPs, but these two guys aren’t. They know just what is going on and if anybody reads the press, they will see that Mr Boles has upset a lot of his party with his recent Bright Blue speech.

So, am I now a fan of Mr Boles? Yes! Will I vote Conservative at the next election? Only if Mr Boles is leading from the front.

Michael Gaughan

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