‘Tory Obama’ being groomed: Report
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A multi-millionaire black MP is being secretly groomed by the ruling Conservative Party as a potential successor to David Cameron if the Prime Minister fails to deliver a majority at the next British elections.
IT tycoon Adam Afriyie, being dubbed the "Tory Barack Obama", is expected to be put forward as a surprise candidate for the leadership of the Conservative party if Cameron fails in the 2015 polls, according to The Sunday Times. Afriyie, the son of a white English mother and a Ghanaian father, was elected to represent Windsor in 2005 when he became the first black Tory MP.
More than 100 party MPs have reportedly been approached about whether they would support a bid by the Windsor MP, who himself has dismissed rumours of any revolt within the party.
"It is of course a flattering suggestion, but I am simply working hard with my colleagues in planning how we can secure a Conservative majority government in 2015," he said.
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