may’s rumour mill Top Tory Grant Shapps ‘targeted in vicious smear campaign’ after stopping two of Theresa May’s closest aides becoming MPs : Sun.

A TOP Tory claims he became target of a vicious smear campaign after he stopped two of Theresa May’s closest aides becoming MPs.

Former party chairman Grant Shapps says the angry pair stormed out of a meeting vowing: “You will live to regret this decision.”

Married dad-of-three, Mr Shapps, reveals that months of whispers about his private life resulted in journalists camping on his doorstep

Married dad-of-three, Mr Shapps, reveals that months of whispers about his private life resulted in journalists camping on his doorstep

He then found himself at the centre of a wave of false and malicious rumours which began sweeping Westminster.

Mr Shapps lifted the lid on the “destructive” forces at the heart of the PM’s team as he urged her to clean up the toxic atmosphere in Number 10.

He told how he met a fearsome backlash after he blocked two senior advisers from running in safe Tory seats at the General Election.

Nick Timothy and Stephen Parkinson were suspended from the party’s approved candidates list after they refused to campaign in the 2014 Rochester by-election won by Ukip.

Mrs May, who was Home Secretary at the time, pleaded with Mr Shapps three times to overturn his decision.

He stood firm but agreed to meet them “out of courtesy.”

Mrs May, Home Secretary at the time, pleaded with Mr Shapps three times to overturn his decision

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Mrs May, Home Secretary at the time, pleaded with Mr Shapps three times to overturn his decision

Writing in The Sun on Sunday, the ex-minister recalls: “I was shocked by their sheer arrogance.

“At the end of the stormiest meeting I held, they informed me that ‘You will live to regret your decision, chairman.’”

Married dad-of-three Mr Shapps, 48, reveals that months of whispers about his private life resulted in journalists camping on his doorstep.

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1 Comment

  1. Grant Shapps, Michael Green, Sebastian Fox, or whatever he calls himself these days, has been in politics long enough to know it’s a dirty game.

    If you lie down with dogs, you get fleas.

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