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#Tory leadership

# tory-leadership - October October 2022

As it happened: Rishi Sunak announced as next UK Prime Minister
Live Oct 24th 2022, 5:45 PM

As it happened: Rishi Sunak announced as next UK Prime Minister

Who is the UK's new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?
# Number 10
# Number 10

Who is the UK's new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak?

Oct 24th 2022, 5:24 PM 21,020 Views 16 Comments

Sunak will now have to unite a divided party that has seen huge blows in opinion polls

Rishi Sunak could be named UK PM as soon as this afternoon in wake of Johnson withdrawal
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Rishi Sunak could be named UK PM as soon as this afternoon in wake of Johnson withdrawal

Updated Oct 24th 2022, 10:42 AM 27,819 Views 36 Comments
  • Boris Johnson pulled out of the leadership race dramatically last night.
  • Sunak has over 140 public declarations while leadership rival Penny Mordaunt has fewer than 30.
  • Nominations for the leadership will close at 2pm today.
Boris Johnson jets back to UK as Tories split on his expected leadership bid
# Leadership Contest
# Leadership Contest

Boris Johnson jets back to UK as Tories split on his expected leadership bid

Updated Oct 22nd 2022, 7:00 PM 39,795 Views 35 Comments

Johnson cut short a luxury stay in the Dominican Republic to join the seemingly three-person race to replace Liz Truss.

Truss has quit - so what happens now and who might take over?
# Now What
# Now What

Truss has quit - so what happens now and who might take over?

Updated Oct 20th 2022, 5:43 PM 28,901 Views 29 Comments

Rishi Sunak? Penny Mordaunt? … Boris Johnson?

# tory-leadership - This year 2022

Macron (and the Irish govt) hit back at Liz Truss after she suggests France is no UK ally
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Macron (and the Irish govt) hit back at Liz Truss after she suggests France is no UK ally

Aug 26th 2022, 12:56 PM 59,131 Views 41 Comments

Liz Truss said that the “jury’s out” on whether or not Macron was a friend of the UK.

Rishi Sunak 'losing advantage' over Liz Truss among UK public, new polling shows
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Rishi Sunak 'losing advantage' over Liz Truss among UK public, new polling shows

Aug 10th 2022, 10:00 PM 20,299 Views 28 Comments

The number of people saying the former British chancellor would make a good prime minister fell over the last week of July.

Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings
# Tory Leadership Race
# Tory Leadership Race

Sunak and Truss tear each other apart on economy in latest leadership hustings

Aug 5th 2022, 10:46 PM 19,322 Views 7 Comments

Rishi Sunak warned that unless inflation gets under control, there is ‘no hope’ the Tories will win the next election.

Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate
# UK Politics
# UK Politics

Sunak says Truss will make UK economy worse in latest Tory leadership debate

Aug 4th 2022, 10:39 PM 21,652 Views 25 Comments

Sunak is fighting to make up ground on Truss, after polls put her around 32 percentage points ahead among Conservative members.

Sunak and Truss trash each other's plans during hard-fought Tory leadership TV debate
# Conservative
# Conservative

Sunak and Truss trash each other's plans during hard-fought Tory leadership TV debate

Jul 26th 2022, 7:25 AM 15,783 Views 25 Comments

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak claimed there is ‘nothing Conservative’ about Liz Truss’s approach.

Truss and Sunak trade blows on immigration and China ahead of TV debate
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Truss and Sunak trade blows on immigration and China ahead of TV debate

Jul 25th 2022, 7:32 AM 14,621 Views 18 Comments

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will have their first TV debate on the BBC after a weekend that saw both camps trade increasingly personal attacks.

UK's Rwanda migrant scheme will be extended, says Tory leadership contender Liz Truss
# Rwanda
# Rwanda

UK's Rwanda migrant scheme will be extended, says Tory leadership contender Liz Truss

Jul 23rd 2022, 6:50 PM 24,728 Views 47 Comments

Liz Truss has said she will extend the UK’s controversial Rwanda asylum scheme, in a move to firm up support among Tory party voters.

Sunak labels himself the underdog as ‘forces that be’ back Liz Truss
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Sunak labels himself the underdog as ‘forces that be’ back Liz Truss

Jul 23rd 2022, 3:34 PM 15,776 Views 17 Comments

The ex-chancellor used a speech in Grantham, the birthplace of Margaret Thatcher, to kick-start his campaign for the Tory leadership.

Rishi Sunak says evidence suggests Tories would lose next election under Liz Truss
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Rishi Sunak says evidence suggests Tories would lose next election under Liz Truss

Jul 21st 2022, 9:44 PM 17,383 Views 19 Comments

The former chancellor warned that going on a ‘huge borrowing spree’ would only ‘make the situation worse’ when it comes to inflation.

Poll: Who would you prefer to see as the next UK Prime Minister?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who would you prefer to see as the next UK Prime Minister?

Jul 21st 2022, 8:36 AM 41,307 Views 47 Comments

Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak?

Tory leadership: The Chancellor who wielded the knife vs Margaret Thatcher's heir apparent
# Sunak V Truss
# Sunak V Truss

Tory leadership: The Chancellor who wielded the knife vs Margaret Thatcher's heir apparent

Jul 20th 2022, 9:30 PM 25,298 Views 16 Comments

Rishi Sunak, the favourite among MPs is set to face Liz Truss, the favourite among grassroots Conservatives.

Ben Wallace rules himself out of Tory leadership race as contest heats up
# Leadership Race
# Leadership Race

Ben Wallace rules himself out of Tory leadership race as contest heats up

Updated Jul 9th 2022, 12:25 PM 25,462 Views 21 Comments

Former equalities minister Kemi Badenoch is the latest to throw her hat into the ring.

# tory-leadership - All time

Boris Johnson is expected to win the Tory leadership today - so what's next?
# Back To Boris
# Back To Boris

Boris Johnson is expected to win the Tory leadership today - so what's next?

Jul 23rd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,318 Views 15 Comments

Queen Elizabeth will officiate the new Tory leader’s appointment at Buckingham Palace – this will be her 13th time appointing a PM.

Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations
# Finding Tory
# Finding Tory

Boris Johnson accused of spreading 'fake news' after using fish as prop to rail against EU regulations

Jul 18th 2019, 9:35 PM 28,644 Views 45 Comments

Johnson held the fish aloft at a Conservative Party rally on Wednesday.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt hit out at 'un-British' Donald Trump tweets in final leadership debate
# Fire And Fury
# Fire And Fury

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt hit out at 'un-British' Donald Trump tweets in final leadership debate

Jul 15th 2019, 9:32 PM 28,352 Views 71 Comments

Both men met in another leadership debate today.

In Belfast, Johnson and Hunt talk about the 'unacceptable' backstop, and the 'indispensable' DUP
# Tories In Northern Ireland
# Tories In Northern Ireland

In Belfast, Johnson and Hunt talk about the 'unacceptable' backstop, and the 'indispensable' DUP

Jul 2nd 2019, 12:34 PM 21,297 Views 43 Comments

Boris Johnson said that the backstop represents “the incoherence of the [UK] strategy” in Brexit negotiations.

Jeremy Hunt: ‘I have Welsh and Irish blood in me - I’ll never allow our union to be broken up’
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Jeremy Hunt: ‘I have Welsh and Irish blood in me - I’ll never allow our union to be broken up’

Jun 30th 2019, 3:32 PM 34,636 Views 114 Comments

Hunt also said that he would reduce the UK’s corporation tax in the event of the “economic bumpiness” of a no-deal Brexit.

Tory hopefuls to face BBC debate - but there's a second round of voting to contend with first
# Round Two
# Round Two

Tory hopefuls to face BBC debate - but there's a second round of voting to contend with first

Jun 18th 2019, 7:33 AM 10,301 Views 23 Comments

Boris Johnson remains the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May.

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Rory Stewart says he'll set up a Citizens' Assembly on Brexit if he becomes Prime Minister

Jun 16th 2019, 3:27 PM 19,072 Views 41 Comments

The Tory leadership candidate said that “this is what they did in Ireland on abortion, and actually really worked”.

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson should take part in the Channel4 live debate?
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Poll: Do you think Boris Johnson should take part in the Channel4 live debate?

Jun 15th 2019, 10:30 AM 24,538 Views 106 Comments

It’s been reported that there will be an empty lectern at tomorrow’s debate if Johnson doesn’t take part.

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland
# Explainer
# Explainer

Bin the backstop or pay us off? Here's what the Conservative leadership hopefuls have said about Ireland

Jun 12th 2019, 12:05 AM 36,031 Views 39 Comments

Ten Conservative MPs want to be the next prime minister. Here’s how they all have said they’ll solve the Irish “issue”.

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Michael Gove 'deeply regrets' taking cocaine 'on several occasions' 20 years ago

Jun 8th 2019, 9:48 AM 25,396 Views 50 Comments

Gove said he was working as a journalist at the time and he wishes he hadn’t taken drugs.

Theresa May has officially resigned as Conservative leader - triggering race for No 10
# The Race Is On
# The Race Is On

Theresa May has officially resigned as Conservative leader - triggering race for No 10

Jun 7th 2019, 9:00 PM 11,365 Views 15 Comments

Until a party leader is chosen, May will remain Prime Minister.

Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result
# Tory Leadership
# Tory Leadership

Sajid Javid throws his hat in leadership race as Gove 'saddened' over election result

May 27th 2019, 10:41 PM 13,723 Views 17 Comments

Secretary Michael Gove is pledging to leave the EU before the next general election.