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Has James Cleverly joined the Tory leadership race?

It’s quicker these days to list the number of Tory MPs not running to be leader than those expected to go for the top job. Last night another candidate appeared to join the list at an unofficial hustings hosted by the Telegraph.

Mr Steerpike popped along to the £75 event, held next door to the Savoy, where James Cleverly strongly hinted that he would make a leadership bid, alongside fellow hopefuls Liz Truss, Matt Hancock and Dominic Raab.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from Westminster and beyond. Email tips to or message @MrSteerpike

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