Andrea Leadsom


Andrea Leadsom march was a ‘bit of a cock-up’, says campaign chief

26 July 2016 14:51

It’s less than a month since Andrea Leadsom bowed out of the Conservative leadership contest, leading to Theresa May’s appointment…

Labour's Shadow Work And Pensions Secretary Visits The North East Of England

Owen Smith: I’m normal… I have a wife and children

18 July 2016 16:39

Oh dear. With nominations for the next Labour leader set to open in a matter of hours, now is not the…


Andrea Leadsom’s line about children? Thatcher did it first

14 July 2016 12:42

On Tuesday night in London, I spoke to Women2Win, a Conservative organisation dedicated to recruiting more women candidates. My title,…


Why politics and parenthood should be natural allies

13 July 2016 11:35

When Sadiq Khan was doing the rounds in his mayoral campaign he would, every so often, include some reference to…

Andrea Leadsom was savaged for her motherhood remarks because the metropolitan liberal establishment was determined to get its own back (Photo: Getty)

A traditional family life is now a political handicap

12 July 2016 14:35

‘I’m a gay woman with strong northern working-class roots,’ Angela Eagle told Robert Peston on Sunday. ‘I think I’m the…

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Thanks to the sneerocrats, the political bores are back in power

12 July 2016 12:50

Never mind bureaucracy. Forget technocracy. Put to the back of your mind the rising lawyerocracy, like those 1,000 puffed-up, demos-fearing…


‘May Day’: How the papers reacted to our new PM-in-waiting

12 July 2016 8:06

David Cameron is now in in his last full day in Downing Street and already all eyes are on the…


Theresa May vows to ‘make a success’ of Brexit

11 July 2016 17:47

Theresa May’s speech outside Parliament was all about conciliation: she made a point of paying tribute to Andrea Leadsom and David Cameron…

Political Leaders Respond To The UK's EU Referendum Result

Can Ukip make the most of Andrea Leadsom’s departure?

11 July 2016 17:20

Andrea Leadsom’s decision to drop out of the leadership race — and by default make Theresa May the party’s new…

Coffee House Shots: Labour’s leadership election

11 July 2016 15:42

Labour’s leadership contest has finally been triggered as Angela Eagle made her bid for the position today. So how will…

Coffee House Shots: Leadsom drops out – what next for May?

11 July 2016 15:04

Over the course of the past weekend, Andrea Leadsom has come under fire for her comments on having children. Such…


Angela Eagle picks the worst possible moment to launch her leadership bid

11 July 2016 13:27

As leadership launches go, the timing could not have been worse for Angela Eagle. Moments before she was due to set…


Can Theresa May nurse the Tories back to health?

11 July 2016 13:23

It might prove easier for the Tories’ new leader Theresa May to reunite the party post referendum than expected. First,…

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And then there was one… Theresa May’s team prepare for government

11 July 2016 13:03

Chris Grayling has given this very brief statement on behalf of Theresa May in the past few minutes: ‘Can I…


The martyrdom of St Andrea

11 July 2016 13:01

He may have died in the seventeenth century but in his Mysterie of Rhetoric Unvail’d  of 1657 John Smith showed…


Graham Brady rules out re-opening the Tory leadership contest

11 July 2016 12:47

Following Andrea Leadsom’s announcement that she is bowing out of the leadership race, Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee,…


Andrea Leadsom: Theresa May is ‘ideally placed’ to implement Brexit

11 July 2016 12:15

Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race, saying ‘the best interests of our country are best served by…


Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

11 July 2016 11:55

In what must be the shortest-lived leadership campaign in the history of the Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom has just announced…

U.K. Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom Delivers A Speech On The Post-Brexit Economy

Andrea Leadsom gives an apology of sorts. But is it too late?

11 July 2016 7:45

Andrea Leadsom initially tried to go on the attack following the row over her motherhood comments sparked by an article…

Flotilla Of Pro Brexit fishing Vessels Protest Outside The Houses of Parliament

What kind of Brexit has Britain chosen? We need a general election to find out

10 July 2016 17:04

Britain voted for Brexit so Brexit is going to have to happen. That’s the way it works and there’s no…


Pride in procreation is dull, pagan stuff. Christians should steer clear of it

9 July 2016 20:43

Andrea Leadsom presumably considers her aggressive pride in her maternity to be something to do with her Christian faith. To quote…

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The reason Theresa May is the better candidate has nothing to do with motherhood

9 July 2016 10:58

Well! It hasn’t taken long for the commentariat to get over their excitement at the prospect of another female prime…

The Conservative Party Spring Forum

May must sound optimistic about Brexit

9 July 2016 10:36

Theresa May’s biggest weakness in the Tory leadership race is that she backed Remain while most Tory members went Leave.…

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Why Andrea Leadsom may still benefit from her naive comments about motherhood

9 July 2016 8:51

One of the rules of modern leadership contests is that at some point there is an almighty row about whether…


It will be a closer race than expected between May and Leadsom

8 July 2016 16:49

Most Tory MPs are back in their constituencies today, and several of those that I have spoken to are now…