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13:20  03 june  2019
13:20  03 june  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Tory leadership race: Kit Malthouse declares candidacy

Tory leadership race: Kit Malthouse declares candidacy The number of candidates vying to reside at Number 10 has reached double figures.

No - hope Tory leadership candidates have been urged to pull out of the crowded race to replace Theresa May by a senior minister. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the party could not risk weeks of "navel-gazing" as the clock ticks down towards Brexit on 31 October.

Tory leadership race : Kit Malthouse declares candidacy . The number of candidates vying to reside at Number 10 has reached double figures. © PA 13 Tory MPs have so far entered the leadership race No - hope Tory leadership candidates have been urged to pull out of the crowded race to replace

No-hope Tory leader candidates urged to pull out of race © PA 13 Tory MPs have so far entered the leadership race No-hope Tory leadership candidates have been urged to pull out of the crowded race to replace Theresa May by a senior minister.

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the party could not risk weeks of "navel-gazing" as the clock ticks down towards Brexit on 31 October.

With more candidates set to declare in the coming days, he told colleagues to "think carefully" about the race dubbed the Grand National of political contests.

"If you already know it's going to be a bit of a struggle to get over the first fence let alone Becher's Brook ahead, then maybe you should pull up," he cautioned in a speech at the Policy Exchange on Monday.

James Cleverly becomes 11th Tory MP to enter leadership race

James Cleverly becomes 11th Tory MP to enter leadership race Brexit minister James Cleverly has become the 11th Conservative MP to enter the race to replace Theresa May as prime minister. In a letter to his constituents in Braintree, the pro-Leave politician said Brexit must be delivered, adding that "it would be best for the UK to leave the EU with some form of deal". The former deputy party chairman wrote that he has "never been blind to the complexities of the process", and condemned those who offer "artificially simple solutions".

No - hope Tory leadership candidates have been urged to pull out of the crowded race to replace Theresa May by a senior minister. Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the party could not risk weeks of "navel-gazing" as the clock ticks down towards Brexit on 31 October.

No - hope Tory leadership candidates have been urged to pull out of the crowded race to replace Theresa May by a senior minister. - Boris Johnson launches his campaign Wednesday to replace Theresa May as Britain's next leader , as lawmakers moved to stop him and other hardliners from

"There is no embarrassment in that.

No-hope Tory leader candidates urged to pull out of race © PA James Brokenshire said there was 'no embarrassment' in pulling out "It doesn't reflect on your talent or ability to influence the direction of our party now and in the future.

"It's just the overriding need to get our new leader in place as quickly as possible."

Mr Brokenshire said the Conservatives need to "get on" with electing a new leader because the party faces a "dangerous moment".

"We need to deliver Brexit - full stop. No equivocation. No ifs, no buts," he warned.

Cabinet ministers who have launched their leadership pitch include Home Secretary Sajid Javid, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Health Secretary Matt Hancock, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart and Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

First MP pulls out of Tory leadership race

First MP pulls out of Tory leadership race James Cleverly has pulled out of the race to be Britain's next prime minister, saying it is "highly unlikely" he would have won. The Brexit minister admitted that since launching his campaign it had become clear "MPs weren't comfortable" with his pitch of selecting a new face and moving on to other issues "quickly" after delivering Brexit. He brings the number of candidates vying to replace Theresa May down to 12, slightly narrowing an already crowded field. Mr Cleverly had won the backing of the necessary two MPs needed to make it on to the ballot paper.

No - hope Tory leadership candidates have been urged to pull out of the crowded race to replace Theresa May by a senior minister. © AP Theresa May has officially stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party, firing the starting pistol on the race to replace her in Number 10.

The 2019 Conservative Party leadership election was triggered when Theresa May announced on 24 May 2019 that she would resign as Leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June and as Prime Minister

No-hope Tory leader candidates urged to pull out of race © Getty Theresa May will step down as party leader on 7 June Other hopefuls include Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Andrea Leadsom, Esther McVey, Kit Malthouse, James Cleverly, Mark Harper and Sam Gyimah.

The 1922 Committee - the group of Tory MPs who decide the contest's rules - are meeting later this week.

They will decide when each round of voting will take place and the system used to elect the new prime minister.

Mrs May will formally step down as Conservative leader on 7 June, after hosting US President Donald Trump on his state visit and following the outcome of the Peterborough by-election.

Varadkar warns of 'terrible political miscalculation' in London over Brexit deal.
Varadkar said that he is a “little concerned about political developments in London at present”. “Theresa May was not a bad negotiator. She had a good team. I believe they got the best deal they could have got, given the limited leverage that a country leaving the EU has,” Varadkar said. “It took two years to negotiate the withdrawal agreement.  It is not perfect.  It is a finely balanced compromise.  Everyone had to give and take.  Sadly, the House of Commons failed to ratify that agreement.

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