Tory backbencher talks of 'despair' and 'disquiet' in party

The editor of Radio 4's World at One has tweeted Conservative backbencher Eleanor Laing has spoken on the programme of her colleagues' "despair" and "disquiet".


Coming up on #wato, Eleanor Laing tells @beckmilligan there's "disquiet" amongst her fellow Tory MPs (1/2)


(2/2) and many Conservative MPs are "in despair" at the number of people resigning from the party. #wato


And this is an audioboo of @beckmilligan's interview with Conservative MP Eleanor Laing from #wato @bbcradio4.

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