Andrea Leadsom

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Andrea Leadsom: ‘I was determined to become prime minister and deliver Brexit myself’
The Conservative MP and arch-leaver discusses the upside of life outside the EU, serpents in Westminster and the interview that sank her leadership bid

Rachel Cooke

12, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Oil giant’s lobbying firm provided ‘admin support’ to MPs investigating energy crisis
Calls for greater oversight of parliamentary groups after concerns raised about Tory backbench committee

Shanti Das

21, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Fainting room only at Mordaunt’s swelteringly dull leadership launch | John Crace
Her eyes welled up as if to make it clear she agreed with herself – and was profoundly moved by what she was saying

John Crace

13, Jul, 2022 @6:48 PM

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Britain’s Notre Dame? Why MPs need to solve the Houses of Parliament problem
The renovation of the Palace of Westminster has foundered amid soaring cost projections, infighting and safety fears. Can anyone find a way forward?

Rowan Moore

03, Jul, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Boris Johnson faces growing Tory calls for confidence vote
Andrea Leadsom criticises PM’s ‘failure of leadership’ as another MP submits letter to 1922 Committee

Jessica Elgot Chief political correspondent

31, May, 2022 @1:26 PM

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Paterson’s fair-weather friends keep well away from the standards debate | John Crace
Boris Johnson was among the Tory MPs who gave up defending the indefensible and absented themselves from the Commons

John Crace

16, Nov, 2021 @6:57 PM

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‘Absolute madness’: circus around an MP that riled the Commons
Backbenchers infuriated as reality dawned and Owen Paterson’s path swerved from invincibility to hasty departure

Aubrey Allegretti

04, Nov, 2021 @9:47 PM

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Johnson accused of corruption as he tears up system to fight Westminster sleaze
Critics hit out at effort to ‘weaken independent scrutiny’ with Keir Starmer saying Owen Paterson ‘not fit to serve as MP’

Heather Stewart, Aubrey Allegretti and Rowena Mason

03, Nov, 2021 @9:18 PM

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Tories do their best to trash what remains of their reputation | John Crace
The committee on standards found Owen Paterson had committed an ‘egregious’ breach: it must be time for a new committee

John Crace

03, Nov, 2021 @8:08 PM

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Furloughed workers reluctant to return, says Andrea Leadsom
Former business secretary claims UK’s economic recovery under threat with firms struggling to persuade staff back to the office

Jedidajah Otte

19, Jun, 2021 @1:29 PM

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Andrea Leadsom's plan for children ignores the impact of poverty | Naomi Eisenstadt
As the first head of Sure Start I know low-income families face severe challenges. Yet the government review overlooks this, says Naomi Eisenstadt, the first director of the Sure Start unit

Naomi Eisenstadt

26, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Andrea Leadsom review proposes 'Start for Life' package for new UK parents
Family hub network planned to aid access to midwives, health visitors, social workers and other support

Heather Stewart

25, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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