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Iain Duncan Smith warns of ‘chaos’ in leadership contest

30th May 19 2:18 pm

The former leader of the Conservative Party Iain Duncan Smith has called for Tory leadership contest rules to change to avoid “chaos.”

So far 11 Conservative MPs have thrown their hat in the ring for the race to become the next prime minister.

Speaking to the BBC he said, “We need to present a face of a party that actually can get jobs done.

“We don’t want to have this meandering around looking like chaos.”

Adding, “I have never seen so many people lining up and there may be more.”

The current prime minister Theresa May will step down on Friday 7 June after resigning last Friday, then the contest for a new leader will begin.

MPs will hold a series of votes in the House of Commons voting for each leadership contender, each contender will be whittled down. When there are two candidates left then the Tory members will go to a full vote over who the next prime minister will be.

Duncan Smith said, “We have to be very focused that the person who wins this will, the day after, be the prime minister and have to pick up the pieces of Brexit and all the other elements.

“And that’s got to require someone who really knows where they are going.”

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