Royal Mail privatisation could cost rural Tories their seats, says thinktank

Rural Conservative MPs are worried that the Tory-led privatisation of Royal Mail is so unpopular with voters that it may cost them their seats at the next general election.

The Bow Group, a leading rightwing thinktank, claims dozens of Tory MPs have raised concerns with the party leadership that the £3bn privatisation of the 497-year-old postal service is "so unpopular it could risk their vote at the election".

Ben Harris-Quinney, chairman of the Bow Group, the oldest conservative thinktank in Britain, said: "Conservative MPs representing rural constituencies that don’t have a particularly big majority are concerned. They are raising these concerns with us and the leadership."

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