MP criticizes Conservatives national campaign
re-elected MP James Heappey has said that Theresa May "blew
it" after her decision to call a snap election backfired.
said the Conservatives' campaign "very nearly snatched defeat
from the jaws of victory".
about the nationwide Conservative campaign, he said: "Our campaign
lacked a sort of human touch."
weren't engaging in the debate nationally. When it got to the stage
in the last week where our key 'squeeze message' was 'vote for us
or it's Corbyn', people were saying it wouldn't be that bad."
think we fought a campaign that managed to very nearly snatch defeat
from the jaws of victory," he told the BBC.
Heappey retained his parliamentary seat with a majority of 7,582
votes over Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt, as reported