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Andrea Leadsom, Theresa May and Michael Gove, the remaining candidates in contention to replace David Cameron as UK Prime Minister. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The bitter battle to be Britain’s next prime minister will see the final two candidates for Tory leader decided today, as the party was rocked by acc(...)

 UK’s  minister for energy Andrea Leadsom: a source close to her said she was resisting pressure to provide the details to journalists because she feared the impact it would have on colleagues. Photograph:  Rick Findler/PA Wire

Andrea Leadsom has told Conservative MPs she is happy to show them a summary of her tax returns if they ask, but she will not immediately follow in th(...)

Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke criticised most of the contenders for the Conservative Party leadership while wearing a live Sky News microphone. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke has strongly criticised most of the main contenders in the Conservative leadership race. In apparently unguarded rema(...)

British home secretary Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street. She is the clear frontrunner to replace David Cameron there. Photograph: Getty Images

Home secretary Theresa May has emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed David Cameron as UK prime minister, winning more votes in the first ballot (...)

UK home secretary Theresa May: clear favourite to win, with more than 100 pledges of support from MPs. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Conservative MPs start the process of selecting a new leader today as the frontrunner, home secretary Theresa May, faced criticism for refusing to of(...)

British Conservative party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom, who is emerging as the leading standard-bearer for those who campaigned for Brexit. Photograph:  J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

The five candidates to succeed David Cameron as prime minister will make their case before Conservative MPs this evening, amid sharp disagreements a(...)

Theresa May has said there could be an upsurge in the number of Europeans moving to the UK before Britain’s exit from the EU. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Theresa May has said there could be an upsurge in the number of Europeans moving to the UK before Britain’s exit from the EU, as people try to enter t(...)

Michael Gove and  Boris Johnson: the extraordinary intrigue surrounding Gove’s abandonment of Johnson has ensured the contest will be bitter. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s dramatic exit from the Conservative leadership contest and the last-minute entry of Michael Gove have not only reshaped that race but (...)

British home secretary Theresa May launching her bid for the Conservative Party leadership in London. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain’s justice secretary Michael Gove has defended his decision to abandon Boris Johnson and launch his own bid for the Conservative leadership, sa(...)

And then there were five. Delivering another bombshell in the extraordinary story that is Brexit, the Tories’ “anyone but Boris” campaign yesterday su(...)

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