In our view, his support is a mix of genuine enthusiasm and a certain resignation: a sense that now is the time to give him a go.
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From Reggie to Rory Sahib: My whip said the office is neutral for this leadership contest. Tell that to the marines.
Our elder statesman returns for the election – and writes that “the poor devil who wins will then face the same dead end as old Mrs May”.
Our columnist is interviewing each of the Conservative leadership candidates on his LBC show – here’s the fourth.
We apologise for not being swept away by the mania for new announcements that infests this leadership contest.
We also have the result from yesterday evening’s ’92 Group hustings – in which Johnson scooped almost half the vote.
So no more dropouts after Sam Gyimah’s departure earlier this afternoon. The first ballot will be held on Thursday.
Her policy platform pledges more money for police, schools and defence, as well as a cut to foreign aid.
The former Work and Pensions Secretary makes her case for the leadership.
She says that she would use “every tool at my disposal” as Prime Minister to ensure that Britain leaves the EU.
Johnson’s bandwagon rolls on, Davidson declares for the Home Secretary – and Gove deploys weapons of mass distraction
Also: don’t cut members out of the contest. And the right exam question for candidates is: who can best win a general election?
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.
ConservativeHome’s leadership election panel. “The next Tory leader’s task is to fashion a home for “decent populists”
Each week, our panel of John O’Sullivan, Rachel Wolf, Trevor Phillips, Tim Montgomerie and Marcus Roberts will analyse and assess what’s happening.
Plus: Sympathy for the Downing Street SpAds. The case for chemical castration. And: my interviews with the Tory leadership candidates.
Ben Roback: Downing Street – and the leadership contenders – weathered Trump’s visit to London better than feared
There were plenty of nerves, but the general impression is that it could have gone a lot worse.