Conservative leadership

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Tory voters in Surrey defiant after backing Lib Dems in local elections, poll shows
Focus group of blue wall residents believes Sunak is ‘out of his depth’ and that Britain needs change now

Aletha Adu

13, May, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Labour asks why Treasury unit let oligarch under sanctions bring libel case
Key Putin ally who founded Wagner mercenaries attempted to ‘subvert sanctions and silence journalist’

Jessica Elgot

25, Jan, 2023 @3:26 PM

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Seatbelts, jets and Coke: Rishi Sunak’s growing list of gaffes
The prime minister promised integrity but critics have questioned this in light of some dubious decisions

Joe Middleton and Lisa O'Carroll

21, Jan, 2023 @3:09 PM

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Rishi Sunak seatbelt fine not a resigning matter, says Raab
Deputy prime minister says leader’s apology for not wearing seatbelt shows integrity and accountability

Tom Ambrose

21, Jan, 2023 @9:53 AM

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Nadhim Zahawi ‘agreed on penalty’ to settle tax bill worth millions
Claim over sum imposed by HMRC likely to raise further questions for Conservative party chair

Anna Isaac City editor

20, Jan, 2023 @12:35 PM

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Rishi Sunak hits the north to try to woo public – but only the invited
Whistle-stop tour seems similar to John Major’s soapbox 1992 campaign, only in sanitised settings with no chance of a hostile reaction

Kiran Stacey

19, Jan, 2023 @6:55 PM

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Boris Johnson may be building his war chest, but he isn’t building bridges
Ex PM’s £3.5m in second-job fees plus political donations since leaving Downing Street sends mixed signals about his future plans

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

14, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Sunak’s stop-start policies harming UK green investment, says net zero tsar
Exclusive: Lack of confidence in ‘inconsistent’ government is huge barrier to investors, finds Chris Skidmore

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

12, Jan, 2023 @4:32 PM

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Hundreds of ‘investment zone’ bids axed as Sunak dismantles Truss policy
Exclusive: council bids for tax breaks and liberalised planning rules axed as government dismantles Liz Truss’s agenda

Aubrey Allegretti

12, Jan, 2023 @7:46 AM

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Sunak strives to be reassuring but is five-point plan all sleight of hand?
PM plans a ‘no tricks’ reset but with an inflation fall already expected this is more about hanging on at an election

Pippa Crerar Political editor

04, Jan, 2023 @7:09 PM

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The Guardian view on the prime minister’s NHS problem: he’s lost for words | Editorial
Editorial: The government faces a crisis in a part of the state where voters don’t fully trust it


03, Jan, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Brexit and triple PM ‘disaster’ tested respect for democracy, says Commons speaker
Lindsay Hoyle tells of divisiveness of EU vote and ‘bizarre’ revolving door of ministers in 2022

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

27, Dec, 2022 @5:00 PM

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