BORIS Johnson’s Mr Fixit could be the next party chairman, top Tories say.
Minister without Portfolio Nigel Adams is in the frame after Oliver Dowden resigned last week.
Minister without Portfolio Nigel Adams is in the frame after Oliver Dowden resigned last week
Adams is seen as a Cabinet enforcer and has served in the Foreign Office, as Sports Minister and a party whip.
A Tory source said: “As we head towards the general election, the next party chairman needs charisma, the willingness to campaign, an ability to rally the troops in CCHQ and the activists around the country, and be laser-focused on the party, not their ego.”
Business Minister Paul Scully and Foreign Office Minister and ex-chairman James Cleverly could also be asked to take on the role
Home Secretary Priti Patel is also seen as a possibility, but it would likely trigger a bigger reshuffle.
Dowden quit following two Tory by-election defeats.
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