Prime ministerial debate: David Cameron ‘looked like a leader’ – Shapps

DAVID Cameron “looked and sounded like a Prime Minister” during the televised election debate, according to Welwyn Hatfield Tory candidate Grant Shapps.

Mr Shapps, bidding for a second term as constituency MP, was impressed by his leader’s performance in the 90-minute debate, screened on ITV last night (Thursday).

He said: “I think what David Cameron did was talk up for the ignored majority.

“On issues like immigration and crime, he was very strong. And, going round knocking on doors, these are issues really topping the agenda.

“I thought he won on these issues, and was very effective.

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He added: “David Cameron looked prime ministerial and sounded prime ministerial.”

Mr Shapps also reserved a little praise for Nick Clegg – the Lib Dem leader who came out on top, according to opinion polls.

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“It gives the third party a big billing they don’t normally enjoy, so it seemed logical that Nick Clegg would be more noticeable than the other two, who people see all the time.”

But Mr Shapps dismissed any chance of Mr Clegg’s performance affecting the overall result of the General Election.

He said: “However, it’s either going to be five more years of Gordon Brown, or a new government with energy and ideas led by David Cameron.”

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