Boris Johnson is putting together his Cabinet and preparing for government after a landslide victory in the Tory leadership contest.
Boris Johnson will become the UK’s next prime minister after securing a landslide victory in the Tory leadership contest.
The 10 hopefuls in the Tory leadership race have been whittled down to seven as Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Esther McVey lost out in the first round of voting by Conservative MPs.
Michael Gove’s admission that he took cocaine “on several occasions” should not prevent him from running to be the next prime minister, a leadership rival said.
The possibility of suspending Parliament and dragging the Queen into a constitutional row should not be ruled out in order to secure Brexit, Dominic Raab said.
Conservative leadership hopeful Michael Gove has said he “deeply regrets” taking cocaine “on several occasions”.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has bluntly told contenders for the Tory crown they need to explain how they will avoid ending up as “Theresa May mark two” on Brexit.
Boris Johnson said he would both cut taxes and increase spending on schools as he launched his campaign to become prime minister.
Boris Johnson has pledged to “significantly” increase the amount spent on every secondary school pupil to at least £5,000 if he becomes the next prime minister.
Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has refused to rule out extending Britain’s departure from the European Union beyond the end of October.
Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid has said he would consider scrapping the top rate of income tax in a bid to boost the economy.