UK Politics

Red and blue: Can Liverpool turn Tory?

Liverpool has still not forgiven Thatcher, but that doesn’t deter a group of Conservative hopefuls who are trying to revitalise the party’s fortunes on Merseyside

Despite Margaret Thatcher’s bitter legacy, some think the presence of so many Scousers on the Tory benches could help revitalise the party’s prospects in Liverpool

The House of Commons is no stranger to secretive groups and shadowy factions. But there is one exclusive and highly unusual parliamentary club seemingly never far from power these days – Liverpool Tories.

When Gillian Keegan, the British education secretary, arrives at her office on any given day of the week, she’ll sit at the same desk as her predecessor, Kit Malthouse.

On social media she might see a spiky tweet from Nadine Dorries, a ...