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PIMS delegates tip Portillo

PIMS delegates are tipping Michael Portillo&#39s to succeed in the battle for the leadership of the Tory party following William Hague&#39s sudden resignation.

After a barnstorming performance at the PIMS conference on the Oriana earlier this week, IFAs singled out Portillo&#39s charisma as what distinguishes him from other potential candidates.

Baronworth (Financial Services) director Paul Fuller says: “At the opening address at PIMS he definitely came across as charismatic and was able to enthuse the crowd. I would be surprised if he wasn&#39t the next Tory leader.”

Chartwell Investment Management associate director Jon Briggs says: “He is a very clever bloke with tons of charisma. I suspect he won&#39t win it, but then who would you pick?”

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