‘Tory Obama plots to oust the PM’: MP behind secret bid for party leadership revealed as multi-millionaire tycoon Adam Afriyie

  

  • Multi-millionaire IT tycoon Adam Afriyie poised to stand should backbench revolt force David Cameron to resign
  • Two Tory MPs say they were asked to sign an endorsement letter
  • Supporters of Mr Cameron condemn moves as ‘sheer madness’

By SIMON WALTERS AND BRENDAN CARLIN and GLEN OWEN

 A wealthy MP dubbed the ‘Tory Barack Obama’ has been accused of undermining David Cameron with a secret leadership bid.

The Mail on Sunday has learned that multi-millionaire IT tycoon Adam Afriyie is poised to stand, should a rumoured backbench revolt force the Prime Minister to resign.

Two Tory MPs have told this newspaper they were asked to sign a letter endorsing Mr Afriyie as a leadership challenger in the event of such a contest. One said Mr Afriyie’s supporters claimed 40 MPs had already signed – though his allies deny the letter even exists.

 

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