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Denouncing Tories feels good. But Laura Pidcock has to work with them | Anne Perkins

The new MP is right to be angry about complacency, but in an age of unstable majorities, effectiveness at Westminster relies on unexpected alliances

Laura Pidcock, the Labour MP for North West Durham, has told an interviewer she would never hang out with Tory women because she considers them the enemy. Pidcock is both young – she’s 29 – and female: she didn’t get where she has by smiling sweetly. She is a fighter. Even in politics, these are not attributes widely admired in young women. Good on her.

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