The contenders

Nominations for the Leadership of the Conservative Party closed at noon yesterday. Shortly afterwards I received an email from the Chairman of the 1922 Committee who is the Returning Officer for the election. I quickly scanned down the list all looked as expected until then it struck me. Hang on 1,2,3,4,5 only 5 who is missing I thought. Wow, no Boris Johnson on the list!

I had heard that Michael Gove had shocked everyone by announcing he was to stand himself and not back Boris Johnson but I had not thought Boris would stand.

We now have Stephen Crabb, Liam Fox, Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May. The first round of voting will take place on Tuesday and MP’s will have an opportunity to hear from all the candidates first on Monday. All the candidates have their plus points and would no doubt make excellent Leaders but we only have one vote and in the first round I will vote for Liam Fox.

3 thoughts on “The contenders

    • I think all candidates have plus and minus points but Liam has over 20 years of experience of Parliament coupled with being a medical doctor and a first rate understanding of global affairs which will be crucial as we arrange our departure from the EU.
      David

  1. After contributing to the destruction of our economy through your support of the leave campaign at least you are backing the thatcherite contender for the leadership. I hope he lives up to the legacy of mrs thatcher and manages to commence an economic miracle out of a big mess.

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