James Forsyth James Forsyth

Senior Tories plotting to bring a quick end to the leadership contest

Officially, we will not have a new leader of the Tory party—and thus a new Prime Minister—until the 9th of September. But there are plans afoot to install a new PM far quicker than that, as I say in The Sun this morning.

This scheme would see huge pressure put on whoever is second at the end of the parliamentary rounds to pull out before the election moves to the members’ ballot.

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