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The terrible 10 - candidates for Tory leadership

Ten potential candidates (so far) for the Tory leadership race:

Boris Johnson

The former foreign secretary, known for his controversial comments about the burkha and black people, is considered the favourite to win.

Dominic Raab

The former Brexit secretary said in 2017 that most foodbank users are not “languishing in poverty.”

Andrea Leadsom

The anti-gay marriage wannabe PM quit as Commons leader on Wednesday, stating that she did not believe Theresa May’s plan would lead to a complete withdrawal from the EU.

Michael Gove

The Environment Secretary withdrew his support for Boris Johnson in the previous leadership race before announcing his own candidacy, despite being Mr Johnson’s campaign manager.

Jeremy Hunt

The Foreign Secretary’s policies when health secretary led junior doctors to go on strike in 2016 for the first time.

Penny Mordaunt

The newly appointed first female defence secretary has consistently voted in favour of military involvement overseas.

Sajid Javid

The Home Secretary came under fire earlier this year after questioning whether refugees crossing the Channel were “genuine.”

Rory Stewart

The newly promoted International Development Secretary had overseen record levels of violence in jails while prisons minister.

Matt Hancock

The Health Secretary has been accused of cosying up to tech firms after endorsing a GP app. 

James Cleverly

The Conservative Party deputy chairman favours cuts to disability benefits and scrapping the minimum wage.


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