So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Posts Tagged: Andrea Leadsom MP
The former Leader of the House responds to the ConHome audience.
ConHome’s snap leadership election survey. Johnson puts on ten points – and bestrides our table like a colossus
He is set to cakewalk this contest if his colleagues in the Commons put his name before the members.
Each week, we’ll be summarising the announcements made by those vying to succeed May as Prime Minister.
The vocation of the front-runner is not to mess up. And he hasn’t. Indeed, he has picked up support – and upped the pace.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
There is nobody else running in this contest who understands the EU quite as well as Andrea does.
Garvan Walshe: The Queen dragged into party politics. Or an election that risks a Marxist Government. Make your choice, hard Brexiteers.
Incrementalism might be the only way through Brexit. Gove appears to be toying with this very idea.
Now Malthouse withdraws from the leadership election. “There is an appetite for this contest to be over quickly.”
He leaves the field as the 1922 Committee agrees and announces rules for the conduct of the election.
There’s no majority in this Commons for anything. This Conservative contest is faltering because candidates won’t face that fact.
None are willing to admit that an election is likely, and set out how on earth they would win it with Brexit undelivered.
“What I’m talking about is making an offer to the European Union for things we’ve already agreed… in the Withdrawal Agreement.”
His announcement on EU nationals – crafted to appeal to liberal Leavers, Remainers and Softer Brexiteers – has perfect pitch in terms of the coalition he is trying to build.
The present election will turn on whether MPs and activists put national popularity before ideological soundness.
Rachel Wolf: Would-be Prime Ministers should be wary of the long-term cost of short-term policy pledges
Campaigning through policy might be effective, but each promise made by a leadership candidate with little time for thought or research is a hostage to fortune.
He, Raab and Gove are in the same order as last month – first, second and third. No other candidate reaches double figures.