The Class of 2017: One of us?
The new generation of Tory MPs will not cause The Prime Minister much grief.
With the Conservatives far ahead in the polls, Theresa May's parliamentary party is likely to swell after the election.
As well as winning seats from Labour, the Tories will need to replace a handful of their own MPs who are stepping down, such as George Osborne, a former chancellor.
If the polls pan out, around 100 new Conservative MPs might soon be taking the oath of allegiance to the Crown.
Mrs May hopes that this will provide her with a cushion of moderate MPs to dilute the influence of the three-dozen or so ultra-Brexiteers on her backbenches, making it easier for her to compromise in the Brexit negotiations.
But will the new MPs be hard or soft Brexiteers?
It is partly a question of which seats are up for grabs.
In the 100 constituencies where the Conservatives need the smallest swing in order to win, support for Brexit is similar to that in the country as a whole.
Around a third of them delivered majorities for Remain.
That calls for Tory candidates who are not too hardline on Brexit.
In places like the Labour marginal of Brentford and Isleworth in south-west London (fourth on the Tory hit list) local Conservatives say they consider a candidate's support for “social justice” to be as important as anything else.
1.As well as 也；和...一样
例句:They visited some factories, hospitals as well as the school.
2.social justice 社会正义
例句:He firmly believes liberty is inseparable from social justice.
3.in order to 为了
例句:In order to ensure success we must have a complete and thorough plan.
4.step down 辞职；下台
例句:The president need not step down so long as the elections are held under international supervision.