Thursday 21 September 2017

Brexit Fallout: Who's who in the leadership race

Theresa May. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Theresa May. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
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THERESA MAY, 59 Odds: 3/10 Ladbrokes

CURRENT JOB: Home Secretary since May 2010 MP for Maidenhead since 1997

Liam Fox. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Liam Fox. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

BACKGROUND: Grew up as the only child of a Church of England vicar in Oxfordshire. Attended Wheatley Park Comprehensive School and Oxford University. Married with no children.

END FREE MOVEMENT?

“I’m going to set out my negotiating principles in more detail in the coming weeks. But there is clearly no mandate for a deal that involves accepting the free movement of people as it has worked until now.”

WHEN WOULD YOU TRIGGER ARTICLE 50?

Michael Gove. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
Michael Gove. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“Article 50 should not be invoked before the end of this year as we need to get the British negotiating strategy agreed and clear.”

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU?

“I used to own a share in a race horse called Dome Patrol.”

 

Stephen Crabb. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Stephen Crabb. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

LIAM FOX, 54 Odds: 66/1 – Ladbrokes

CURRENT JOB: MP for North Somerset since 1992

BACKGROUND: Grew up in a council house in East Kilbride. Attended St Bride’s High School, east Kilbride and Glasgow University. Married with no children.

END FREE MOVEMENT?

Andrea Leadsom. Photo: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS
Andrea Leadsom. Photo: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via REUTERS

“I would end free movement and I would keep the target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands.”

WHEN WOULD YOU TRIGGER ARTICLE 50?

“As soon as we reach a deal with the EU, towards the end of this year. That would mean we could leave the EU before January 1, 2019.”

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU?

“I collect art galleries. I go around and take photographs of pictures and recolour them slightly on my computer.”

 

MICHAEL GOVE, 48 Odds: 16/1– Ladbrokes

CURRENT JOB: Justice Minister since May 2015 MP for Surrey Heath since May 2005

BACKGROUND: Former journalist at ‘The Times’. Attended state school followed by Robert Gordon’s College on scholarship and Oxford University. Married with two children.

END FREE MOVEMENT?

“I will end free movement, restore democratic control of immigration policy and introduce an Australian-style points system by 2020. I will reduce numbers and parliament will decide exactly what level of immigration there should be.”

WHEN WOULD YOU TRIGGER ARTICLE 50?

“There is little prospect of that happening before the end of this calendar year. The UK will have left the EU by 2020.”

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU?

“My favourite holiday destination is Germany.”

 

STEPHEN CRABB, 43 Odds 33/1 – Ladbrokes

CURRENT JOB: Work and Pensions Secretary since March 2016 MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire since 2005

BACKGROUND: Reared in a council house by a single mother. Attended Tasker Milward comprehensive school and Bristol University. Married with two children.

END FREE MOVEMENT?

“On this issue the British people have been clear, ending the current free movement arrangements will be a red line in my negotiations.”

WHEN WOULD YOU TRIGGER ARTICLE 50?

“Article 50 should be triggered only when the UK government is ready to begin detailed negotiations on the best deal the UK can get on leaving the EU.”

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU?

“I am well known for my Welsh pride but I was actually born in Scotland.”

 

ANDREA LEADSOM, 53 Odds 3/1 – Ladbrokes

CURRENT JOB: Energy minister since May 2015; MP for South Northamptonshire since May 2010

BACKGROUND: A senior banker at Barclays who worked closely with the Bank of England following the collapse of Barings. Attended Tonbridge Girls Grammar school and Warwick University. Married with three children.

END FREE MOVEMENT?

“I absolutely promise to end free movement but the net migration numbers will depend on what is in the UK’s interests.”

WHEN WOULD YOU TRIGGER ARTICLE 50?

“I will trigger Article 50 as soon as humanly possible, definitely within the next year, so we can get on with leaving the EU. It will be subject to what is feasible.”

MOST INTERESTING THING ABOUT YOU?

“My family would say it’s my sense of humour; I find life very funny.”

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