Devon MP Sarah Wollaston, Totnes: Cameron must change Tories - and soon
David Cameron is "running out of time" to rid the Conservatives of their "posh, male and white" image, a Westcountry Conservative MP has warned.
Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes, called on the Prime Minister reshuffle his "inner circle" before May's local elections.
In a series of tweets, the backbencher insisted she was loyal to the leader but suggested his closest allies were yes men.
She wrote: "Inner circle still look far too posh, male & white & Cameron is running out of time to fix it.
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"I consider myself a Cameron loyalist; he is the best person for the job but should listen to critical friends.
"I am a Cameron loyalist but he needs to change his inner circle which just seems to be telling him what he wants to hear."
Writing for Telegraph.co.uk, she continued: "If David Cameron wants to occupy the 'common ground' he needs to look at how his inner circle of ministers and advisers look from the outside."
Reports have suggested that Theresa May, the Home Secretary, was positioning herself to succeed Mr Cameron after a series of poor opinion polls and election results.
Full story in tomorrow's Western Morning News