No one says ‘yes, ethnicity is an issue for me’ when pollsters ask but Conservative party members do show an above average opposition to diversity drives.
Be it Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak, the incoming leader will inherit a party in deep trouble.
Do party members choose their preferred leader or the candidate who is more popular with the wider public?
Boris Johnson is about to leave 10 Downing Street to be replaced by one of two colleagues. His history in the top job is a chequered one.
Britain’s next prime minister is in here somewhere.
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Candidates are either trumpeting their experience or using a lack of it to distance themselves from Boris Johnson. But which is the better strategy?
Some leadership contenders seem to have big plans for a smaller state.
The two front runners are more likely to face a right-wing candidate like Liz Truss than each other in the final phase of the race to replace Boris Johnson.
The scandals attract all the attention but the real problems in Johnson’s administration ran much deeper.
Conservative MPs vote in the first round and members in the second.
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The minister revolt against Boris Johnson wasn’t anti-democratic - it’s representative democracy in action.
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A play-by-play of the prime minister’s chaotic final days.
Boris Johnson resigns as Conservative party leader.
“Them’s the breaks” shrugs a departing prime minister.
Will Boris Johnson be back? The chances may be slim.
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The UK prime minister tendered his resignation after a slew of resignations by former allies in his government.
Pause for thought.
Johnson is not the first world leader to prioritise his own ambitions over meaningful governance.
Rishi Sunak, along with Sajid Javid, kicked off the wave of resignations that brought Johnson down – does he still have a shot at the top job?
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A look at the runners and riders in the Conservative leadership race.
He hardly has any government ministers and his own cabinet tried to force him to resign. What is going on?
Former health minister Sajid Javid gives a personal statement about his resignation in parliament.
Over the course of an extraordinary 24 hours, dozens of Conservative MPs have written to Boris Johnson to announce their resignation from his government following multiple scandals. Many of these letters…
The prime minister’s personal popularity has plummeted but the people who decide how to replace him still can’t agree on a successor.
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A heartening 70% of British voters want to allow Ukrainians into the UK but only 50% feel the same way about Afghans. And the difference is even starker among those who vote Conservative.
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Nicola Sturgeon has announced plans for indyref2. An expert explains what’s changed since the last time.