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Theresa May tells Conservative Party conference, 'Let's shape up'

Theresa May tells Conservative Party conference, 'Let's shape up'
From BBC - October 3, 2017

Theresa May will tell the Conservatives to "shape up" and "go forward together" as she closes her annual party conference on Wednesday.

The PM, who has faced repeated questions about her leadership during the Manchester conference, will vow not to "retreat in the face of difficulty".

And she will tell colleagues not to worry about their own jobs, but about those of "ordinary working people".

They must look "do our duty by Britain", she will say.

Having seen her Commons majority vanish after June's general election and faced calls to sack Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over his interventions on Brexit, Mrs May has tried to use the conference to unite the party behind her "mission" to transform Britain.

On Tuesday she told the BBC she still had the authority to lead her party and insisted Mr Johnson's comments had not undermined her.

In her conference speech, her second as party leader, she will call on the party to "dig deep within ourselves" and go forward together.

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