"After spending the first year building the Conservative party’s appeal to voters at the centre of the political spectrum, David Cameron has spent the last three months reassuring Conservative voters that he is "one of them". In something that Margaret Thatcher would never have felt necessary, he wrote an article for the Telegraph declaring "I am a true Tory". But there’s been much more than rhetoric. David Cameron and shadow cabinet members have announced a series of measures that have been designed to strengthen a Conservative coalition that had become bewildered by the dizzying pace of David Cameron’s first year."
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