Bright Blue founder to quit over Tory party’s ‘betrayal’ of millennials

Exclusive: Ryan Shorthouse says Rishi Sunak and his party lack vision to fix housing and childcare costs

The founder of an influential Conservative thinktank is to quit his post, accusing the government of betraying his generation as it faces stagnant wages and little help with punishing housing and childcare costs.

Ryan Shorthouse, 37, will leave the Cameronite thinktank he founded, Bright Blue, next year and told the Guardian he was deeply disillusioned with progress during the last 12 years under the Tories – saying Rishi Sunak had failed to reinvigorate Conservative vision or bring in fresh talent.

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