Andrea Leadsom

Westminster sleaze is Parliament’s new hot potato

30 October 2017 18:09

As allegations of sexual misconduct in Parliament rise and a spreadsheet of suspected sex pest MPs does the rounds, today…

Theresa May’s power play pays off as government wins committee vote

12 September 2017 23:16

Government whips can breath a sigh of relief. On what turned out to be the second late night sitting in…

Theresa May must make sure that Brexit doesn’t just become a process story

11 September 2017 18:17

The EU Withdrawal Bill is undoubtedly an important piece of legislation. But I suspect that the bickering over Henry VIII…

Parliament needs to do far more than just stand up to the latest government power grab

8 September 2017 19:19

What a surprise: a government trying to make it easier to get legislation through the House of Commons. Today’s Huffington…

Watch: Andrea Leadsom hails Jane Austen as one of our ‘greatest living authors’

20 July 2017 12:15

Oh dear. Although there has been much excitement this week at the news that Jane Austen will feature on the…

Andrea Leadsom lets slip her leadership ambitions

18 July 2017 11:35

Although Boris Johnson, David Davis and Philip Hammond have all been on the receiving end from the Conservative party over their jostling…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…