Andrea Leadsom

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Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race, saying ‘the best interests of our country are best served by…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

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Is Andrea Leadsom’s campaign already in breach of parliamentary rules?

8 July 2016 13:40

Since Andrea Leadsom announced her leadership bid, the Conservative candidate has been dogged by allegations that she lacks the experience…

Brexit has encouraged an eruption of nasty nativism. Why is anyone surprised by this?

8 July 2016 12:26

Even in an age of ridiculousness there is something preposterous about the sight of so many prominent Leavers clutching their…

Revealed: Andrea Leadsom’s recipe for a perfect British society

7 July 2016 18:19

After Michael Gove was knocked out of the Tory leadership race in today’s vote, Theresa May will go head-to-head with…

Labour preach feminism. Tories practise it

7 July 2016 17:45

So now it is certain: the Conservatives will produce Britain’s second female Prime Minister, after Andrea Leadsom eliminated Michael Gove…

I’ll vote for Theresa, but only if she passes these three tests

7 July 2016 17:22

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I wanted Michael Gove to be in the final two in the…

With Gove gone, the Tories must now choose: experience or Brexiteer?

7 July 2016 16:24

So, Tory members will choose between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom to be their leader and the UK’s Prime Minister.…

Watch: Andrea Leadsom’s march of the zombies

7 July 2016 13:39

As Andrea Leadsom’s leadership campaign has progressed, a number of holes have surfaced when it comes to the Brexit champion’s…

MPs must stop indulging their bizarre Andrea Leadsom fantasy

7 July 2016 11:48

A specific nightmare keeps occurring to me.  It is an episode of Prime Minister’s Questions in which Jeremy Corbyn and…

Why the Tories should send May and Gove to the country

7 July 2016 10:00

As a radical paper, The Spectator has always been an admirer of Michael Gove, particularly his education reforms. He was,…

Theresa May love bombs Tory MPs

6 July 2016 18:49

The final parliamentary hustings of the Tory leadership contest has now taken place. With Theresa May assured of a place…

As Crabb drops out, can Gove pass Leadsom?

5 July 2016 20:15

Theresa May is, without a doubt, going to the membership round—and with the support of vastly more MPs than her…

Ken Clarke caught on camera discussing Tory leadership hopefuls – ‘Theresa is a bloody difficult woman’

5 July 2016 14:31

Don’t expect to see Ken Clarke on Sky News anytime soon. The former Chancellor has been left red-faced after the…

Why I’m backing Theresa May

5 July 2016 7:08

The EU Referendum has served to emphasise the huge divisions which exist across our country. One of the most prominent…

The question for Stephen Crabb, can you go toe to toe with Vladimir Putin?

4 July 2016 21:09

The Tory leadership hopefuls all appeared before a packed out 1922 hustings tonight. First up was Michael Gove. His pitch…

Boris: Why I’m backing Andrea Leadsom

4 July 2016 20:46

Andrea Leadsom offers the zap, the drive, and the determination essential for the next leader of this country. She has…

‘I want to guide Britain to the sunlit uplands’ – full text of Andrea Leadsom’s leadership speech

4 July 2016 14:28

The decision we took on the 23rd June was a great moment in history. Not just a historic opportunity for…