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Tory MP can't recall 'real announcement' at conference

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter, in Birmingham
A Conservative MP has admitted they cannot remember a single "real announcement" made this week at the party's annual conference.
Ben Bradley, an outspoken member of the newer intake, criticised the announcements put out by the Tories in their biggest political set-piece of the calendar year.
He added it was "frustrating" that the party had made it "very difficult to build a narrative around a story from conference that is positive and inspirational for young people".The comments will come as a blow to Prime Minister Theresa May, who hoped the four-day event in Birmingham would bring Conservatives together after fractious rows over Brexit.

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Mr Bradley was promoted quickly after being elected to parliament, being appointed by Mrs May as the party's vice-chair for youth.But he quit the role after just seven months as part of a wave of ministerial resignations over the Chequers proposal.
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He was dogged by controversy after a series of online posts were uncovered, where he suggested unemployed people should have vasectomies and called for police to play "splat the chav".Speaking at a fringe event on convincing young people to vote Conservative, Mr Bradley was asked if he could name any "real announcements" from the conference.Shaking his head, he replied: "None."
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