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UK voters' panel: Gary Watson

MEET THE PANEL
Gary Watson
Name: Gary Watson
Age: 42
Lives: Peterborough
Works: IT consultant
Last general election voted: Conservative
In 10 words or less:
"Family man, business owner, school governor, England rugby fan"

I am pleased that David Cameron is the new Conservative leader and it is even more pleasing that David Davis has already given him such strong support.

My only worry is that Mr Davis' supporters are already demanding a major role for Mr Davis in the shadow cabinet.

There is never a good time to start undermining a leader, but to do so within minutes of their election is irresponsible and does not bode well for a strong, coherent or even vaguely unified Conservative Party.

If Mr Cameron cannot get his own house in order, and get it done quickly, he won't be trusted to run the country.

Prime Minister's Question Time will let us know what David Cameron is really made of. He has got a challenging few days ahead.

UK VOTERS' PANEL: TORY LEADER
It will be very interesting to see the make-up of the shadow cabinet. It will obviously give us a good idea of where the Tories are heading.

I wonder now if the sign "under new management" will attract voters back to the Conservative Party.





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