Tory MP attacks PM over 'divisive' gay marriage plan

Conservative backbencher Brian Binley has written an open letter to the Prime Minister warning that issues, such as gay marriage, are dividing the party and alienating some of its most loyal supporters.

Conservative MP Brian Binley tells David Cameron there is a "wide - and growing - gap on a number of issues" Credit: ITV News
Binley: "I am perturbed our chances of winning the next election are compromised by the pursuit of issues which serve to divide the party"
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