Some things you might not know about Tory leadership candidates

There are now just two candidates to be leader of the Tories and the next Prime Minister. Here’s what they stand for.


Theresa May

  • Theresa May was also responsible for the introduction of ‘Go Home’ vans and posters. The xenophobic campaign was later scrapped.

Andrea Leadsom


  • Andrea Leadsom has called Scotland’s funding into question. Comments uncovered by the BBC condemn Scotland as “heavily subsidised by the English” and warn of “another nail in the coffin of the Union”, while railing against the “enormously costly layers of government” created by devolution to Scotland.

  • When appointed Energy Minister, she questioned whether climate change was real. She has said: “When I first came to this job one of my two questions was: ‘Is climate change real?’ and the other was ‘Is hydraulic fracturing safe?’ And on both of those questions I am now completely persuaded.”