Tory leadership election is just 'agitated media talk', says Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Tory Leadership election is 'agitated media talk', says Kwasi Kwarteng MP

The MP for Spelthorne defended the Prime Minister in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer

Monday, July 10, 2017

Conservative MP Kwasi Kwarteng has dismissed reports of a potential leadership election in his party, despite the ongoing crisis surrounding Theresa May.

May's reported decision to invite Labour to assist in the creation of various policies and ideas has prompted widespread scorn, and comes amid rumours of a plot to oust the Prime Minister from the leadership of the Conservative Party. 

But Kwarteng, the Tory MP for Spelthorne, said this was "agitated media talk" in an interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

He said: "What I know is we’ve had a degree of instability - we’ve had lots of elections.

"The mood in the party is very much to appear stable. We want to get through Brexit talks and that’ll take two years.

"There's no appetite for leadership change. It's very agitated media talk, and it doesn’t reflect the views of most MPs in the House of Commons.

"Theresa May is the best person to offer stability, which is what we want now."

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