ROBERT REED, 16, P r estatyn h igh s chool pupil , who spoke about the abolition of assisted places in the education debate : " I t was tight fisted, mean - minded and short - sighted to abolish the scheme. My hero is William Hague and I hope , after speaking here today, I will go as far as he has and lead the Conservative p arty. I believe the c ommon s ense r evolution will return power to headmasters and parents who know what is best for their children. " He later said: "There were only two Tories at my school, but there could be between five and nine now. The most common name I'm called is Tory Boy, but they also call me William Hague ."