Iceland executive chair Richard Walker, who was expected to become a Conservative MP, has quit the party, labelling it “out of touch”.
Walker was one of the most prominent business supporters of the party, but told The Times the government had shown an “inability to deliver” and “drifted out of touch with business, the economy and with the everyday needs of British people”.
He was expected to stand as a Conservative MP in the next election but said he had had to make the “really tough decision” to leave the party.
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