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THREAD: The next UK Prime Minister will soon be chosen by around 160,000 members of the Conservative Party – that's 0.2% of the population. Almost half of the members are now over 65, 71% are male and 97% are white.

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To find out more about who they are and their beliefs, Dispatches commissioned a special YouGov Survey of 892 Conservative Party members - this is what we found:

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54% of party members thought Donald Trump would make a good Prime Minister.

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58% of party members thought the death penalty should be allowed for certain crimes.

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46% of party members do think concerns about climate change are exaggerated.

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56% of party members agreed that Islam is a threat to the British way of life.

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Dispatches also uncovered Islamophobic posts written online by people identifying themselves as Tory party members, some claiming to be supporters of MPs and leadership contender Boris Johnson. They have now been suspended, pending investigation.

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WATCH: Battle for the Tory Party – tonight at 8 on @Channel4 and at 9 on @Channel4 + 1.

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@Channel4 Battle for the Tory Party - watch the #Dispatches investigation now on @All4

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