Tory leadership contest

Forget Brexit: Boris’s toughest task will be energising his exhausted party

23 July 2019 13:01

Boris Johnson will now be receiving plenty of unsolicited advice about how to be Prime Minister. As his victory speech…

Johnson and Hunt try to unite the Tory party in final leadership debate

15 July 2019 21:30

Tonight’s Sun debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was far more relaxed than last week’s head-to-head clash. But it…

Optimistic Boris looks ahead to turbulent term as PM in TV debate

9 July 2019 22:45

Jeremy Hunt managed to sum up the Tory leadership contest very aptly this evening when he accused Boris Johnson of…

Could Boris Johnson make Jeremy Hunt his deputy?

9 July 2019 12:45

Who will Boris Johnson appoint as his deputy? Now that voting in the Tory leadership is well underway – with…

Full list: Tory leadership contenders and MPs backing them

20 June 2019 13:00

The race for the Tory leadership race is on. More than a dozen candidates put themselves forward but to make…

Boris Johnson’s opponents have been too easy on him

10 June 2019 17:42

Boris Johnson is currently the quiet man of the Tory leadership contest, lurking in the shadows rather than courting media…

Michael Gove tries to come out fighting after cocaine row

10 June 2019 17:01

Michael Gove is one of those people who enjoys finding themselves with their back against the wall, fighting. His leadership…

How the Parliamentary stage of the Tory leadership contest works

9 June 2019 21:12

This week, the Conservative leadership content enters the Parliamentary stage. The various contenders – at the time of writing there…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

5 June 2019 17:05

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

Tory party changes rules to stop candidate chaos

4 June 2019 19:18

The Tory leadership contest rules are to change in order to whittle down the number of candidates, the party board…

Why standing for Tory leader could hinder Tory MPs’ careers

3 June 2019 18:30

Why would you stand for the Tory leadership? If you’re someone like Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, you’ve…

Tory leadership row brewing over CCHQ ‘stitch-up’

30 May 2019 18:23

Inevitably, the Tory leadership contest is developing a row about process and possible stitch-ups. Party grandees have been suggesting limiting…

The Boris Brexit court case isn’t as bad for his leadership bid as some hope

29 May 2019 18:28

Will Boris Johnson being told to answer to allegations of misconduct in a public office derail his leadership campaign? The…

How councils in crisis could open up an important Tory leadership battleground

29 May 2019 17:21

One of the issues that should crop up in this Tory leadership contest is local government funding. True, it’s not…

Graham Brady meets with an old hand at campaigns

29 May 2019 8:41

With twelve candidates so far declared for the Tory leadership contest, more MPs are expected to announce in the coming…

Tory leadership candidates avoid the C-word

28 May 2019 11:28

Kit Malthouse’s entry into the Conservative leadership contest has created quite a problem for the other candidates, not so much…

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…

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,…