Andrea Leadsom

Andrea Leadsom resigns – will others now follow?

22 May 2019 19:59

After the 1922 executive of Conservative backbenchers decided this evening to wait until Friday to speak to the Prime Minister…

How would Andrea Leadsom fare in another Tory leadership contest?

8 May 2019 13:43

Andrea Leadsom has become the latest Cabinet minister to suggest that they would like to succeed Theresa May as Prime…

Cabinet ministers clash over length of Brexit extension

19 March 2019 15:49

The PM presented choices to the Cabinet for the letter she is expected to write to the EU’s President Donald…

Sarah Champion does a Leadsom

15 February 2018 23:15

Here we go again. During the last Conservative leadership campaign, Andrea Leadsom came under fire for suggesting that having children made…

Andrea Leadsom sees green over Gove

16 January 2018 13:50

Whether it’s authentic or not, the Conservative party is going green. Following Michael Gove’s reinvention as resident eco-warrior, the party…

Andrea Leadsom tempts fate

8 January 2018 9:12

It’s reshuffle day – and the ministers thought to be in the danger zone include Justine Greening, Greg Clark, Patrick…

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…