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Tory conference dominated by speculation about Theresa May's future

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Conservatives from the south have been braving the wind and the rain of Manchester for their party conference.

It's been dominated by speculation about Theresa May's future.

There's been criticism of Boris Johnson with many Tories accusing the former MP for Henley of undermining the Prime Minister.

Tonight the current MP for Henley told us Mr Johnson should keep quiet!

As our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby reports.

Phil spoke to Damian Green, MP First Secretary of State, John Glen MP Salisbury, Con, John Howell MP Henley, Con and Tim Loughton MP East Worthing & Shoreham, Con.

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MP welcomes £4.2m transport project at Bisham

Theresa May MP welcomes new infrastructure Credit: MP's website

The MP for Maidenhead Theresa May has welcomed the Transport Secretary's announcement of new investment in the A404 at Bisham. The Government has approved a scheme costing £4.2m to alleviate congestion on the road. It would see the Bisham roundabout being converted to a crossroads with signals.

The MP, who is also the Home Secretary said: “This is very welcome news and will help to tackle congestion on the A404 at Bisham, which is a constant source of frustration to local residents. The Government is right to invest in infrastructure and to support our vital transport links.”

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Tory Conference: Transport Secretary talks 'Boris Island' & HS2

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin told the Tory Conference "Boris wants an island - I want an answer". He was talking about the Government's decision to set up an independent commission to look at the future of aviation. He said nothing is ruled out.

He also repeated the Government's commitment to HS2. He said the best technology would be used to minimise the environmental impact and said people living on the route would be "compensated properly."

The Transport Secretary insisted the line would eventually help to bring rail journey times from Scotland to London to 3 hours.