Fox and Leadsom are on 13 per cent, Crabb is on 9 per cent, the rest are nowhere.
The 1922 Committee advised that the race end a week earlier.
Sky News microphones pick up Corbyn’s discomfort at having cameras film his new Shadow Cabinet.
“One trader I’ve just spoken to compared it to a spring that bounces up and down.”
George Freeman and Anne-Marie Trevelyan: This was a revolt against more than just Brussels – a new conservatism is required
The upcoming leadership contest offers a chance to present a bolder programme of domestic reforms which develop us as a society, economy and nation.
The Norway option could represent a solution around which the country can now unite. (It can also be called the Iceland option, but that’s a bit painful this morning.)
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Nicky Morgan: Lessons from Loughborough. Why our Party needs moderate, engaged, mainstream leadership
If we walk away from the British people, they won’t follow us as we veer off into an ideological sunset.
Simon Parker: Brexit wasn’t just about control. It was about people being left behind by the London elite
The focus on leaving the EU needs to be balanced by a powerful new Department for Growth, with a mandate to devolve power and drive up regional prosperity.
Many thousands took part in events around the country.
Will the pro-Remain majority of MPs frustrate the referendum result?
“I believe that we should hold fast to a vision of Britain that wants to be respected abroad, tolerant at home and engaged in the world.”
The Executive also chose to reject proposals to extend the shortlist, or to require that it include a female candidate.
“The British people have voted to leave the European Union. It was not the result I wanted – nor the outcome that I believed is best for the country I love. But there can be no doubt about the result.”
Members of Congress – and the Wall Street Journal – already see the opportunity for a productive free trade deal with the UK.
Our 1997 devolution referendum was won by just 7,000 votes on a turnout of just over 50 per cent, but nobody suggested we re-run that.
The Chancellor’s statement: “We in this democracy must all accept that result and deliver on their instructions.”
What must come first is the need to get on with Brexit in an orderly way. That requires a new Prime Minister and Cabinet quickly.
Nick Boles: I’m a moderniser. I backed Remain. And here’s why I believe Johnson should be the next Conservative leader
Many of my closest friends in politics will struggle with the choice I am recommending. But the national interest must come first.
Nadhim Zahawi: I voted Leave. But now we must govern for the 48 per cent as well as the 52 per cent.
Cameron may soon be going, but we must ensure that his legacy is secured, our party should unite, and our work should begin again.
His legacy will be an inspection regime that is not working.
Justine Greening: The country can’t wait until October. Johnson and May should reach an agreement – and take over now.
A leadership contest now is not in the interests of our country.
Leadership Race 1) Osborne: I’m out
‘I will not be a candidate in the Conservative leadership election to come. It isn’t in my nature to do things by half-measure, and I fought the referendum campaign with everything I’ve got. I believed in this cause and fought hard for it. So it is clear that while I completely accept the result, I am not the person to provide the unity my party needs at this time. Instead, as chancellor, I will be 100 per cent focused on providing the economic stability and reassurance Britain needs. And I will do all I can to support the new prime minister in bringing our party back together and tackling the country’s challenges.’ – The Times (£)
- His priority is his own career – Eliza Filby, Daily Telegraph
- Osborne, not Corbyn, is to blame for Brexit – Juliet Samuel, Daily Telegraph
- I hate to say it, but the Leavers should take over – Janan Ganesh, FT
- Jamie Oliver threatens to leave the country – Daily Mail
>Yesterday: Nick Boles on Comment: I’m a moderniser. I backed Remain. And here’s why I believe Johnson should be the next Conservative leader
Leadership Race 2) Positive YouGov poll for May
‘Support for Theresa May has soared, making her more popular than Boris Johnson in the race to become Tory leader, a poll for The Times shows. The home secretary is the favourite to replace the prime minister, according to a YouGov poll that shows her as the preferred successor among Conservative voters: 31 per cent back her, against 24 per cent for Mr Johnson. In April Mr Johnson was on 36 per cent and Mrs May on 14 per cent. Mrs May is also narrowly ahead among the public, with 19 per cent against 18 per cent for the former London mayor.’ – The Times (£)
- This contest will decide our relationship with the EU – Emran Mian, Daily Telegraph
- Johnson versus Farage – James Kirkup, Daily Telegraph
>Today: Nicky Morgan on Comment: Lessons from Loughborough. Why our Party needs moderate, engaged, mainstream leadership
Leadership Race 3) The decision will be settled by the start of September
‘David Cameron’s successor as Conservative leader and prime minister should be elected by September 2, senior Tories have announced, in a fast-track contest that is likely to help Boris Johnson in his bid to reach Number 10. Nominations for the new leader should open on Wednesday evening and close on Thursday lunchtime, a tight timetable giving little time for low-key candidates to gather support among MPs or Conservative grassroots supporters in the country…The rules of the contest were agreed by the influential 1922 Committee of backbench MPs. “The country doesn’t want us to hang around,” said one who attended the meeting.’ – FT
- That’s good for Johnson – The Sun (£)
- The four questions every would-be Prime Minister must answer – William Hague, Daily Telegraph
- ToryDiary: The Conservative leadership election should take place as quickly as possible
- MPsETC: The 1922 Committee’s Executive has decided the next Party leader will be elected by 2nd September
Leadership Race 4) Crabb and Javid discuss ‘dream team’ ticket
‘A blue collar ‘dream team’ of two working class Tory Cabinet ministers are planning to run to stop Boris Johnson becoming PM. Leadership hopeful Stephen Crabb was last night in talks with Sajid Javid to become his deputy on the ticket. The Work and Pensions Secretary and the Business Secretary are being pushed by younger Tory MPs elected in 2010 and 2015. The duo are being seen as representing a new generation of Tories with humble roots closer to the general public, in stark contrast to the “Bullingdon Club” era of Old Etonians, David Cameron and Mr Johnson.’ – The Sun (£)
- Hunt ‘seriously considering’ a bid – Daily Telegraph
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