Thursday, 17 August 2017

Local giants fight to be PM

FORMER Henley MP Boris Johnson and Maidenhead MP Theresa May are the frontrunners to replace David

FORMER Henley MP Boris Johnson and Maidenhead MP Theresa May are the frontrunners to replace David Cameron as Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister.

The former Mayor of London and the Home Secretary were expected to declare their candidacies as the Henley Standard went to press.

Mrs May, who supported the Remain campaign, said she was capable of “uniting Britain” and healing the divisions exposed by the Brexit result.

She said: “Following last week’s referendum, our country needs strong, proven leadership to steer us through this period of economic and political uncertainty and to negotiate the best possible terms as we leave the European Union.”

Other candidates include Justice Secretary Michael Gove, a Leave campaigner, and Work and Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb, who has launched a joint leadership bid with Business Secretary Sajid Javid.

Former defence secretary Liam Fox and energy minister Andrea Leadsom will also run.



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