In response to Michael St George: The fight for the soul of the Tory party, LoveMeIamALiberal wrote:

The problem for the Conservative Party is that its leadership (and by that I mean most of the parliamentary party, not just the PM) does not reflect its membership. Party Chairman Brandon Lewis held a Q&A session yesterday [at the Birmingham conference] in the main hall that could have fitted all attendees into his living room. The queues for Jacob Rees-Mogg to talk about Brexit were Soviet-like; I turned up half an hour before his meeting started and was nowhere near the front of the line when told that the hall was full.

The problem for the Labour Party is that its leadership does reflect its membership.

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