Boris Johnson’s hopes of winning the Tory leadership race have been given a boost after former rival Matt Hancock backed him to be the next prime minister.
A “root and branch” review of NHS food has been ordered by the Health Secretary after two more patient deaths were linked to a listeria outbreak.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race as candidates seek a way to defeat front-runner Boris Johnson.
Matt Hancock would put his premiership on the line within days of entering Number 10 by putting his Brexit plan to the Commons.
Michael Gove has issued a personal attack on his Tory leadership rival Boris Johnson in a bid to move attention away from his cocaine admission, as 10 candidates were nominated to go through to the first round of voting.
Ten candidates have secured the necessary nominations to enter the first round of voting in the Tory leadership race.
Jeremy Hunt’s campaign to become the next prime minister has been bolstered by the backing of two Cabinet ministers, as he and his rivals set out their leadership visions.
Tory leadership contender Matt Hancock has pledged to increase the national living wage to more than £10 an hour.
The battle for Number 10 has officially begun, with candidates to be the next prime minister launching their campaigns.
Conservative Party leadership contender Matt Hancock has pledged to increase the national living wage to more than £10 an hour.
Michael Gove was battling to stay in the Tory leadership contest after his admission of cocaine use led to calls to withdraw.