Conservatives' commitment to countryside questioned

October 2006
Farmers Weekly;10/6/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 14, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports on a debate over the commitment of the Conservative Party to the countryside and the rural voter during a conference of the party in Bournemouth, England. Political commentator Amanda Platell was skeptical about the Tories under its leader David Cameron. Jim Paice, minister of the British Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, acknowledged that the Conservatives faced a challenge in appealing to urban voters without appearing complacent to its rural supporters.


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