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The next Tory leader: runners and riders

It’s official, 48 letters of no confidence have been submitted to the chairman of the 1922 committee, Graham Brady, triggering a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister this evening. If she loses this, she will be required to stand down and a Conservative leadership election will begin.

As James reports on Coffee House, already the next potential leaders of the Tory party are jostling to take Theresa May’s place.

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