Leadsom’s supporters hope she will challenge Brexiter rivals Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab to win over enough leave-supporting Conservative MPs to be in the final two candidates put before the party’s membership. Tory leadership: the runners and riders Read moreOne of her closest confidantes, the MP Tim Loughton, told the Guardian that her resignation is a big loss to the government. “I am not surprised because she is a woman of principle and puts Brexit and the government ahead of her career. She may find it difficult to shake off her failed campaign for the Tory leadership following David Cameron’s resignation. Labour MP Jess Phillips said on Wednesday night she liked Leadsom and commended her work in helping to introduce proxy voting for MPs.
Source: The Guardian May 22, 2019 21:34 UTC