The young UK Tory determined to defy the stereotype


Jamie Roberton writes at ITV News:

Tom Hulme, a 17-year-old, cross-dressing, Margaret Thatcher-loving Conservative from Oldham, is almost incandescent when asked if the stereotypical view of a Tory supporter aggravates him.

“There’s nothing that annoys me more,” he says.

“And it annoys me even more when it’s me and they assume I’m a stuck-up little rich kid who’s had mummy and daddy pay for everything all my life; when they assume I’m some home counties, hunting, boarding school boy -ah there’s nothing that gets on my unmentionables more.

“Above anything it’s patronising and condescending.”

Mr Hulme, however, admits that his party has a problem.

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