Boris Johnson unveils a plan to entrench the Conservative party in Labor Party strongholds after winning elections

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Mr Johnson wants to capitalise on the Conservative’s historic election victory, which saw them demolish Jeremy Corbyn’s so-called “Red wall” by winning a swathe of seats in traditional Labour areas.

Potential sites for an office outside of London are now being explored, a party spokesman said.

Activists are also being canvassed on their views for a new location.
No decisions have yet been made but Stoke on Trent, which turned blue in the General Election has been suggested by supporters as a possible site.

A Conservative Party spokesman: “Following the strong historic result in December there have been a series of early conversations about how our structures better reflect our party’s new geographic make-up.

“This includes a project to look at potential sites for another CCHQ office outside of London. Nothing has been confirmed and any changes will be made in consultation with staff.”

A senior Tory source indicated that the venue should be “somewhere reasonably close to a university, good train links, well placed in political terms”.

The source added that Conservatives would maintain a presence in the capital.

“There will still be a small office in London.”

At present the Tory headquarters is spread across two floors of 4 Matthew Parker Street, a commercial property five minutes from the Palace of Westminster.

The building, which also houses Go-Ahead Group, a public transport company, was sold for £50.1 million to Charles Street Buildings last April and the terms of the CCHQ lease on the building are not clear.

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