1% of ConHome Readers Back NiMo For Leader

Nicky Morgan has enjoyably told the Speccie that she wants to run for Tory leader:

“A lot of it will depend on family. I’d be saying this if I were male or female – in the sense that being leader of the party is so all-consuming, putting such a pressure on family relationships. I hope that, in the not-too-distant future, there will be another female leader of a main Westminster political party.”

The highly unscientific Conservative Home readers’ future leader poll suggests NiMo might be being a little optimistic. She has been down on just 1% for the last four months, behind not only Osborne, May, Saj and Boris but also Liam Fox, Michael Gove and even Jeremy Hunt. On the plus, that means at least 8 Tory members think she can do it…




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