Final Ballot

Less than two weeks after David Cameron announced that he would step down as Prime Minister Conservatives MP’s will vote today to decide which two candidates will go forward for the Party Membership to choose between. It has been a swift process and in two months time the outcome of the members ballot will be known.

Last night we heard again from all three candidates. each one could undoubtedly do a good job bringing their own particular strengths to the role. My own view is that the fresh leadership offered by Andrea Leadsom MP is the best way forward and I will be voting for her in the ballot today.

The main business in the chamber today after questions to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs department will be debates scheduled by the Backbench Business Committee on internet abuse and support for the creative industries.