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Lee Anderson: New Tory deputy chairman would support return of death penalty


The new deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, Lee Anderson, has said he would support the return of the death penalty. Professor Tim Bale, from Queen Mary University of London, said Mr Anderson was "almost certainly speaking for the majority of Conservative members".
A survey of 1,191 members, carried out as part of his work on Tory Party membership after the 2019 general election, found 53% agreed that "for some crimes, the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence".

Professor Bale was also quoted in a Politico article on Rishi Sunak’s weakness within his party.

BBC Online, Independent, Evening Standard, Daily Mail, BBC Radio (2h 25m), Daily Telegraph, The Times Red Box (with Alan Wager) and Times Radio (2h 8m)



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