Letter: Tories must unite behind Ken Clarke

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Tories must

unite behind

Ken Clarke

Sir: John Redwood's support for Ken Clarke affirms in the clearest terms his ability to unite the Conservative Party. Many of us have been crying out for an inclusive not an exclusive approach, and this is what today's [18 June] events show Ken Clarke will genuinely provide.

Principle will not be compromised, indeed it will be enhanced, when strong individuals join together in common sense. Ken Clarke's clear lead in all the polls of opinion will be further strengthened. That broad basis of support will enable him as leader to carry through a radical review of policy and structure. All in the party should now unite around him.

Sir BRYAN NICHOLSON

Kingswood, Surrey

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