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Grant Shapps agreed a Tory common election victory is “unlikely but possible”.

The Defence Secretary mentioned he believed the Conservative Party can nonetheless win the competition on July 4 and type the following authorities.

But he admitted that’s “not the most likely outcome”.

The Defence Secretary informed Times Radio it’s “possible to win the election”, however conceded that it’s “not the most likely outcome”, including: “I’m a realist.”

Asked if a Tory victory was unlikely he replied: “I think that’s the realistic position, isn’t it? I mean, I live in the real world. So you know, let’s not try and pretend black is white.”

Mr Shapps additionally mentioned he stands by the feedback he made final week that Labour might safe a “supermajority”.

He mentioned: “We’re still fighting for absolutely every single vote, which is absolutely the right thing to do and warning of the dangers of Labour. But what I said last week stands, a blank cheque, a supermajority is a dangerous thing, particularly when we already know they have these plans to change the council tax bands.”