Baroness Morgan, the former Tory MP and ex-Cabinet minister, said a senior Conservative MP recently told her that the mood in the party is now “even worse than the Brexit years”.
Speaking to Times Radio, she said: “It’s one thing to be making difficult decisions that are unpopular, but you know they are right. And I’ve been there, 2010, after the election and all the rest of it.
“But the Brexit years were pretty miserable, divided party, everything else, and somebody, a very senior MP said to me earlier this week, she said it’s even worse than the Brexit years.
“And that is not what people stand for election for, you know, you’re getting it in the neck, your inboxes are full of people rightly complaining, you go back to your constituency, more people complaining, that’s what this new leader has got to get us all over.”