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Andrea Leadsom

British Conservative politician

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Andrea Leadsom: British Conservative politician
Andrea Jacqueline Leadsom is a British Conservative politician serving as Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy since 2019, and has served as Member of Parliament (MP) for South Northamptonshire since 2010. Leadsom served as the Leader of the House of Commons from 2017 to 2019. Leadsom has twice unsuccessfully run to become Leader of the Conservative Party, in 2016 and 2019.


UK business secretary Leadsom says economy could withstand a no-deal Brexit: FT

UK business secretary Andrea Leadsom said Britain's economy is robust and that it could withstand a no-deal Brexit, according to an interview with the Financial Times published on Friday.
Reuters - Published

No-deal Brexit: Documents on food and medicine shortages should be kept secret to avoid scaring people, minister says

'Putting out there all of the possible permutations of what could happen actually just serves to concern people', Andrea Leadsom claims
Independent - Published

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PM's Cabinet meets ahead of crucial European Council summit [Video]PM's Cabinet meets ahead of crucial European Council summit

Significant issues remain unresolved in the Brexit negotiations, which have entered the final day before Boris Johnson attempts to sign off on a deal during the key EU summit. Officials on both sides..

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Boris Johnson's Cabinet meet after Commons defeat [Video]Boris Johnson's Cabinet meet after Commons defeat

Ministers enter the first Cabinet meeting since the Government lost a key election vote last night in the Commons. Ministers visit Downing Street for a Cabinet meeting, following the prorogation of..

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UK business minister says focus is to get Brexit deal at Oct. 17 EU summit

British business minister Andrea Leadsom said on Wednesday her government's focus was getting a divorce deal with the European Union at a summit next month that did not require an Irish backstop..
Reuters - Published

UK's governing Conservatives to stand candidate against speaker at next election

Britain's governing Conservative Party plans to stand a candidate against parliamentary speaker John Bercow at the next national election, business minister Andrea Leadsom said, accusing him of..
Reuters - Published

UK hopes to debate Brexit bill after extended break: Leadsom

British business minister Andrea Leadsom said the government hopes to be able to debate a new Withdrawal Agreement bill when parliament returns from its extended break on Oct. 14.
Reuters - Published

UK power cut: Government to investigate outage that left a million without electricity

National Grid to be subject to probe announced by Andrea Leadsom
Independent - Published

UK power cut: Andrea Leadsom launches government investigation

A committee will look at whether National Grid's procedures are fit for purpose.
BBC News - Published

Tory leadership race: Andrea Leadsom throws weight behind Boris Johnson after elimination in first round

Andrea Leadsom has announced she will back Boris Johnson to become leader of the Tory Party.
Independent - Published

UK's Andrea Leadsom considers backing Sajid Javid in leadership race: The Times

The UK's Andrea Leadsom, who was defeated in the first round of a leadership contest, is now considering supporting interior minister Sajid Javid in the leadership race to succeed Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Leadsom against second Scottish referendum, but 'never say never'

Andrea Leadsom, a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday she would fight against Scotland holding a second independence referendum, but that she could "never say never" to..
Reuters - Published

John Bercow and MPs cannot block no-deal Brexit, says Andrea Leadsom

The Conservative leadership candidate says she will drop Brexit bills rather than allow them to be use to delay departure
Independent - Published

With a sensible Brexit, Leadsom hopes to become Britain's PM

Andrea Leadsom believes her pitch for a sensible Brexit will not only break the impasse over Britain's departure from the European Union but also open the door to Downing Street for her to become prime..
Reuters - Published

Andrea Leadsom wants to move on from the consequences of her own actions, and we will all just let her

The Tory leadership contest feels like a heavily co-ordinated Conservative Party plan to lower the nation down to its own level
Independent - Published

UK PM candidate Leadsom says: parliament cannot stop Brexit

Andrea Leadsom, one of the candidates vying to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday that the British parliament could not stop Brexit taking place on Oct. 31.
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Leadsom: Brexit on Oct. 31 is my 'hard red line'

Andrea Leadsom, one of the candidates vying to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Tuesday she would seek a managed Brexit but that leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 was a hard, red..
Reuters - Published

UK PM candidate Leadsom: I am proposing a 'managed' Brexit

Andrea Leadsom, one of the candidates vying for Prime Minister Theresa May's job, said she would seek a "managed exit" from the European Union on Oct. 31.
Reuters - Published

Andrea Leadsom admits smoking cannabis after Tory rival Michael Gove says he used to take cocaine

Conservative leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom has revealed she smoked cannabis while at university.
Independent - Published

Raab and Leadsom join race for UK Tory leadership

raab and leadsom join race for uk tory leadership
The former Brexit secretary and ex-Commons leader are the latest to announce their candidacies for the Tory leadership.
BBC News - Published

Dominic Raab and Andrea Leadsom enter Tory leadership race and say they'd be open to no-deal Brexit

Battle for No 10 turns bitter as international development secretary launches attack on Boris Johnson
Independent - Published

Ex-House of Commons leader Leadsom enters race to be next British PM: media

Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom will enter the race to be leader of UK's Conservative party and replace Theresa May as prime minister, British media reported on Saturday, citing a..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May appoints Mel Stride new Leader of House of Commons: statement

British lawmaker Mel Stride was appointed as the government's Leader of the House of Commons on Thursday, replacing Andrea Leadsom who quit in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit strategy.
Reuters - Published

British minister Gove will not resign: BBC reporter

Michael Gove, Britain's environment minister and a high-profile Brexit supporter, will not follow his colleague Andrea Leadsom and resign, a BBC reporter quoted him as saying on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM faces pressure after minister resigns

uk pm faces pressure after minister resigns
The Leader of the House, Andrea Leadsom, stepped down over the PM's Brexit policy.
BBC News - Published

Brexit crisis: Minister quits, piling pressure on Britain's May

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday, piling pressure on the British leader after a new Brexit gambit backfired and fueled calls..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May's office disappointed by Leadsom resignation

British Prime Minister Theresa May is disappointed by the resignation of Andrea Leadsom over her Brexit strategy, May's office said on Wednesday, adding that the leader would nevertheless stay focused..
Reuters - Published

In latest blow to Britain's May, Leadsom resigns over new Brexit approach

Prominent Brexit supporter Andrea Leadsom resigned from British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet on Wednesday, saying she could no longer support the government's approach after May's latest gambit..
Reuters - Published

Commons leader Andrea Leadsom quits government over Brexit

Andrea Leadsom says she no longer believes the government's approach will deliver Brexit
BBC News - Published

Andrea Leadsom resigns: Leader of the House of Commons steps down from government

Andrea Leadsom has resigned from the government.
Independent - Published

Theresa May: Calls for prime minister to resign as key cabinet Brexiteer Andrea Leadsom quits

The Prime Minister is facing Tory fury over her offer of a binding Commons vote on a Final Say referendum
Independent - Published

UK government says it will introduce Brexit bill as soon as possible

The British government will introduce the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill to parliament as soon as possible in order to give lawmakers time to scrutinize it, the leader of the House of Commons Andrea..
Reuters - Published

Tory leadership race: Andrea Leadsom says she is 'seriously considering' bid to succeed Theresa May

House of Commons leader mulls second leadership bid after reaching final round of 2016 contest before withdrawing
Independent - Published

Britain's Leadsom hopes Merkel reopens Brexit withdrawal agreement

A senior Brexiteer in Prime Minister Theresa May's government said on Tuesday that she hoped German leader Angela Merkel would agree to reopen the Withdrawal Agreement to get a Brexit divorce deal..
Reuters - Published

Compromise with Labour is possible to secure Brexit: UK's Leadsom

Britain's government has been forced to talk to Labour's Jeremy Corbyn to save Brexit, Andrea Leadsom, its leader in the House of Commons, said on Sunday, suggesting ministers were ready to compromise..
Reuters - Published

Second Brexit vote would be 'ultimate betrayal': leader of lower UK parliament

A second public vote on Britain's membership of the European Union would be the "ultimate betrayal", Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the House of Commons or lower house of parliament, wrote in the Sunday..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament to debate Brexit on Friday, exact format unclear

Britain's parliament will discuss a motion relating to Brexit on Friday, the government's leader in parliament Andrea Leadsom said on Thursday, but it was not yet clear whether this would result in a..
Reuters - Published

UK lawmakers can secure May 22 Brexit delay by approving divorce deal on Friday: government

Britain's parliament will be able to secure a delay to Brexit to May 22 by approving the government's Withdrawal Agreement with the European Union in a vote on Friday, the leader of the House of..
Reuters - Published

UK parliament taking control of Brexit is worrying precedent: minister

Andrea Leadsom, who is in charge of the British government’s business in parliament, said on Wednesday the government would oppose the business motion allowing lawmakers to take control of the Brexit..
Reuters - Published

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