Britain’s most senior police officer has said she personally looked at drug admissions made by the contenders for the Conservative Party leadership but there would not be enough evidence to bring charges.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt have begun efforts to win over Tory members against a backdrop of infighting, a looming by-election and a fresh warning from Brussels about Brexit.
Tory infighting has continued following the dramatic leadership votes which saw Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt make it through to the final stage of the contest to be the next prime minister.
The campaign to win support from Tory grassroots starts now for Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt.
Jeremy Hunt said he believes he can cause an upset by defeating Boris Johnson in the battle for Number 10 after narrowly securing his place in the final stage of the contest.
Votes are being counted to decide who will challenge Boris Johnson for the chance to be the next Tory leader and prime minster.
Tory MPs have been urged not to let the contest to become the next prime minister turn into a “personal psychodrama” involving Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
Michael Gove has emerged as Boris Johnson’s main rival for the Tory leadership after the latest round of voting by MPs.
Boris Johnson has denied being involved in “dark arts” following claims his supporters were attempting to find a way to knock Michael Gove out of the race for the Tory leadership.
Boris Johnson has been urged by Cabinet minister Amber Rudd to publicly come out against “game-playing” in the Tory leadership race.
Four contenders now remain in the race for the Tory leadership after Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest in the third round of voting.