Tory Leadership Declarations Latest

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A lot of names out for Theresa May as she launched her bid this morning, taking her above Boris in our MPs’ declarations spreadsheet.

Expect a lot of those Boris backers to defect to Gove now.

Nicky Morgan isn’t running, she’s backing Gove.

Jeremy Hunt isn’t running, he’s backing May.

Leadsom claimed the support of dozens of unnamed MPs 48 hours ago – remains to be seen whether they will go with her or Gove.

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Theresa May Attacks “Showy Politicians”

May didn’t pull her punches during her leadership press conference, humbling herself as “not a showy politician” and explicitly bashing Boris’s negotiation skills:

“Last time he negotiated with Europe, he came back with three nearly new water cannons.”

Stinging…

May: “Brexit Means Brexit”

“First, Brexit means Brexit. The campaign was fought, the vote was held, turnout was high, and the public gave their verdict. There must be no attempts to remain inside the EU, no attempts to rejoin it through the backdoor, and no second referendum. The country voted to leave the European Union, and it is the duty of the government and Parliament to make sure we do just that.”

May is going after Boris votes now…

Gove Standing For Leader

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Gove is withdrawing his support for Boris and standing himself:

The British people voted for change last Thursday. They sent us a clear instruction that they want Britain to leave the European Union and end the supremacy of EU law. They told us to restore democratic control of immigration policy and to spend their money on national priorities such as health, education and science instead of giving it to Brussels. They rejected politics as usual and government as usual. They want and need a new approach to running this country.

There are huge challenges ahead for this country but also huge opportunities. We can make this country stronger and fairer. We have a unique chance to heal divisions, give everyone a stake in the future and set an example as the most creative, innovative and progressive country in the world.

If we are to make the most of the opportunities ahead we need a bold break with the past.

I have repeatedly said that I do not want to be Prime Minister. That has always been my view. But events since last Thursday have weighed heavily with me.

I respect and admire all the candidates running for the leadership. In particular, I wanted to help build a team behind Boris Johnson so that a politician who argued for leaving the European Union could lead us to a better future.

But I have come, reluctantly, to the conclusion that Boris cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead.

I have, therefore, decided to put my name forward for the leadership. I want there to be an open and positive debate about the path the country will now take. Whatever the verdict of that debate I will respect it. In the next few days I will lay out my plan for the United Kingdom which I hope can provide unity and change.

Wow!

UPDATE:

Can Michael Gove Make Sarah Happy?

Michael Gove, Member of Parliament

Michael Gove and his columnist wife Sarah Vine are clearly a close couple, today’s email reveals they are political co-conspirators as well. Pictured here on a post-Brexit stroll, the Justice Secretary is definitely sporting more than just a victor’s grin. Is that a post-Brexit plan or is Michael just happy to see Sarah?

READ: Text of Leaked Sarah Vine Email

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Sky have got hold of an email sent yesterday by Michael Gove’s wife Sarah Vine to Michael and his team, accidentally copied to a member of the public:

Very important that we focus now on the individual obstacles and thoroughly overcome them before moving to the next.

I really think Michael needs to have a Henry or a Beth [Gove’s SpAds] with him for this morning’s critical meetings.

One simple message you MUST have SPECIFIC assurances from Boris OTHERWISE you cannot guarantee your support.

The details can be worked out later on, but without that you have no leverage.

Crucially the membership will not have the necessary reassurance to back Boris, neither will Dacre / Murdoch, who instinctively dislike Boris but trust your ability enough to support a Boris / Gove ticket.

Do not concede any ground. Be your stubborn best.

GOOD LUCK

Decoded: Henry Cook, Henry Newman and Beth Armstrong are Gove’s SpAds; Sarah wants Michael to secure assurances from Boris that his government will not waver from delivering Brexit in full or bottle it on free movement – a key concern of Leave MPs in the last 48 hours. 100% with Mrs Gove.

Liam Fox Running For Leader Tomorrow

A source close to Liam Fox tells Guido he will announce his leadership bid tomorrow. This comes after speculation he was in talks with Theresa May, which is denied by both sides. Of course this could be some snakes and ladders in the hope of being offered a top Cabinet post. But the plan right now is that Fox for leader will launch tomorrow… 

#ToryLeadership Campaign Update

TORY LEADERSHIP

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This is the state of play as regards public declarations, 111 nominations automatically puts you into the final 2 (one-third of the parliamentary party plus 1). We expect May and Boris to release a lot more names soon, Leadsom seems to be prevaricating. See the lists of names at order-order.com/condec

MPs, constituents and campaign managers who want to correct the record should email team@order-order.com.

Gloves Off: Crabb Goes For Boris

Two direct attacks on Boris by Crabb as he launches his blue-collar Tory leadership bid:

“I was brought up to understand that nothing gets handed to you on a plate. On the rainy rugby fields of west Wales I learnt that it’s not a question of waiting for the ball to pop out of the back of the scrum…

The fact that Stephen Crabb is not a household name.

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Gove Chief Negotiator, Boris-Leadsom Summit, Priti Rumours

John Whittingdale and Liz Truss have joined Dom Raab and George Eustice backing Boris. Johnson is well ahead in Guido’s spreadsheet of public MP declarations and the Sun predicts he has 100 names coming. Michael Gove met with some 20 MPs last night to discuss how to convince wavering Leavers to endorse BoJo.[…]

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Boris and May Neck and Neck

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This is the much awaited Conservative Home poll of party members – Boris and T-May are neck and neck. May’s allies are confident she can win with the members. But Boris has the personality and was the hero of Brexit…[…]

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Leadsom Waiting For Boris to Offer Her Chancellor

Boris’ Telegraph column in which he appeared to endorse free movement has left him with work to do to convince Leave MPs he will deliver on Brexit. Today his allies are insisting he would end free movement. But some unconvinced Leave MPs are encouraging Andrea Leadsom to stand as the ‘true Brexit candidate’.[…]

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Which Tory Leadership Candidate Are You?

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Tracking #ToryLeadership Campaign 2016

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We are starting to compile the spreadsheet for who is backing whom in the Tory Leadership Campaign. The rules are that the parliamentary party selects two MPs to be put to the membership. Our spreadsheet will be populated as and when information comes in.[…]

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MPs Complain to ’22 Over May Whipping Operation

Tory MPs have angrily complained to 1922 committee chairman Graham Brady after government whips spent yesterday calling up canvassing support for Theresa May. Mel Stride, Julian Smith and Simon Kirby are allegedly leading a whipping operation on behalf of Theresa May from the Whips’ Office.[…]

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Tory Leadership Timetable

Wednesday 29 June – Nominations open

Thursday 30 June – Nominations close at noon

Friday 2 September – Latest date new leader announced

Provisional timetable has to go to party board… […]

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Heather Wheeler talks to Burton Mail about her tweet…

“It was a tongue in cheek pop after the European Parliament tweet – it was purely that. I also wanted to congratulate Team GB on a brilliant result and thirdly congratulate the Commonwealth countries who also did very well. Fourth, I am also looking forwarded to establishing new trade agreements. That was it – nothing more. Let’s just enjoy the summer!”

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