He has given Britain’s Conservatives new hope that they can bounce back after three successive election defeats at the hands of Tony Blair. Now, David Cameron has made his first speech as leader to the party’s annual conference – using the occasion to firmly reject right-wing policies. “In these past 10 months we have moved back to the ground on which this party’s success was always built – the centre ground of British politics,” he told delegates in Bournemouth.
“And that is where we are going to stay!”
The speech received a warm reception in the conference hall although Tory right-wingers are far from happy. With the leadership of the ruling Labour Party set to change hands, analysts believe the Conservatives could win the next election. Some even say David Cameron resembles a young Tony Blair.