Conservative leadership

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Tom Tugendhat: Tory centrist loathed by Boris Johnson could be ‘a relief’
Tonbridge MP’s chances of being PM may be slim at 16-1 odds but military career may attract party right

Jessica Elgot

28, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Starmer slams ‘spectacle of PM under police investigation’ as Sue Gray report awaited – as it happened
No 10 has still not yet received report on Downing Street parties that could trigger a Tory leadership election

Andrew Sparrow

26, Jan, 2022 @5:22 PM

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Rishi Sunak: the polished ‘tech bro’ with low-tax dreams
With Britain facing a cost of living crisis, is it time for one of its wealthiest ever prime ministers?

Heather Stewart and Jessica Elgot

21, Jan, 2022 @4:05 PM

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Tory whips accused of intimidating MPs who oppose Boris Johnson
PM optimistic he can overcome a confidence vote as whipping alleged to veer into blackmail

Jessica Elgot, Peter Walker and Josh Halliday

20, Jan, 2022 @11:43 PM

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From Brexit ultras to net zero sceptics: what the Tory factions want
A guide to the gripes and wishes, some overlapping, of various parts of the Conservative parliamentary party

Peter Walker Political correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @6:09 PM

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Liz Truss: the ‘human hand grenade’ Tories have taken to their hearts
Party members love her, but in the leadership stakes some say the foreign secretary went off too early

Jessica Elgot

20, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Boris Johnson and ‘partygate’: all played out | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister’s strategy of apology and denial has failed. His authority is shot


19, Jan, 2022 @7:35 PM

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Why the City is unfazed by Boris Johnson’s partygate woes for now
Analysis: Inflation and Ukraine seen as more pressing than PM resigning as Tory policy is unlikely to change

Larry Elliott Economics editor

19, Jan, 2022 @5:50 PM

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The 2019ers: Tory unease as some of party’s newest MPs turn on Boris Johnson
Members of old guard may refer to 2019 intake disparagingly, but they could hold PM’s fate in their hands

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

19, Jan, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Who are the outside bets for Tory leader if Boris Johnson goes?
Analysis: With a leadership race potentially imminent, we look at six possible dark-horse candidates

Peter Walker Political correspondent

19, Jan, 2022 @3:43 PM

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Tory MPs openly discuss Johnson challenge as mood ‘turns dramatically’
MPs from across party confident of enough letters to trigger leadership contest after Sue Gray’s report

Rowena Mason, Jessica Elgot and Aubrey Allegretti

18, Jan, 2022 @10:36 PM

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Johnson denies he was warned No 10 event in May 2020 was against rules and says he did not lie to parliament – as it happened
PM says ‘nobody told me that what we were doing was against the rules’ and says he did not tell lie in Commons

Andrew Sparrow

18, Jan, 2022 @6:09 PM

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