Tory Youth Leader hopeful says press role is to hold rich & powerful to account.

With just 7 days until results are announced in the Conservative Future (CF) elections tbg can exclusively reveal that candidate for CF National Leader Oliver Cooper plans to immediately roll out resources for Tory branches where there are county council elections in May and get CF'ers involved nationwide.

Oliver told tbg that upon election he will - "Work with CF where there aren't elections in May to ensure that CF's resources are used most effectively to hold on to our county councils."

The country faces a pivotal moment on press freedom today, Oliver Cooper is steadfast in his view that - "The press' role is to hold to account the rich and powerful: whether Hugh Grant and politicians."

"Giving them control over the press is a threat to the very basis of democracy. I would like MPs to reject all mechanisms of state control." - Cooper added.