Tories left red-faced after Nando's gift card rejection

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22nd May 2018

The Conservatives were left embarrassed yesterday after chicken restaurant Nando’s rejected the suggestion it could offer discounts to party members.

The Conservative party has been mulling ways to boost membership
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Tory bosses are said to have been mulling discount deals on food and clothes to attract more young people to its £25-a-year membership - with a source telling the Times Nando’s could be an option.

But the chain announced on Twitter yesterday: “Nando’s has no political affiliations as a brand and no political discount card exists.”

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A Labour source told the paper the idea was “peri-peri stupid”.

The Conservative party has been mulling ways to boost membership after Labour’s soared to more than 500,000 following the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader.

Other ideas include VIP access at party conference and an ‘MP patron scheme’ which would see young activists rewarded with nights out with parliamentarians.