Tory leadership contest

Sunday shows round-up: Raab sets out his leadership pitch

26 May 2019 14:55

Dominic Raab –  I’m ‘willing to walk away’ The starting gun for the Conservative leadership race has been fired and…

Full list: Tory leadership contenders and MPs backing them

25 May 2019 11:40

  The Tory leadership race is broken into two sections: in the first, Conservative MPs vote for their preferred candidates…

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…

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…

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Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race, saying ‘the best interests of our country are best served by…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

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.…

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…

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…

Stephen Crabb sets out nervy Tory leadership pitch ahead of today’s vote

5 July 2016 9:08

Stephen Crabb is one of the least experienced candidates in this Tory leadership contest and that was on show during…

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…

Boris goes back to throwing rocks from the sidelines

4 July 2016 7:55

Dropping out of the Tory leadership race does mean one good thing for Boris: he can now go back to…

Full transcript: Theresa May, Peston on Sunday

3 July 2016 13:57

Robert Peston: Now it’s time for our big interview and I’m absolutely delighted to be joined by the Home Secretary…

What Liam Fox’s unlikely leadership bid tells us about the Tories

3 July 2016 13:34

There’s much speculation about who will be the two MPs chosen by the Tory party to fight it out for…

Andrea Leadsom’s scratchy job interview on the Marr show

3 July 2016 10:48

Is Andrea Leadsom a serious contender to become Prime Minister? A few days ago, she was almost about to sign up…

Set out your Brexit model, Foreign Secretary tells Tory leadership contenders

26 June 2016 11:22

This morning, Philip Hammond has insisted that those running for the Tory leadership explicitly set out how they intend to…