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Tory leadership race: Contenders officially launch bids

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Tory leadership race: Contenders officially launch bids

Tory leadership race: Contenders officially launch bids

A look at the official launches of the 10 contenders vying to become the next leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party.

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Peerages for PM’s brother, Tory grandees and Brexit backers [Video]

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The Prime Minister has nominated his brother Jo Johnson, his chief strategicadviser Sir Edward Lister and several Tory grandees for peerages, while asuite of Brexiteers are also set for the Lords.

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