Ken Clarke Calls on Michael Gove to Stand Down


Ken Clarke, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, has called on Michael Gove to stand down from the Conservative Party leadership contest.

Clarke said on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme:

“Michael Gove would do us all a favour if he were to stand down now and speed up the process because I do think one of the first priorities for a leader of a party and certainly for a Prime Minister is that you should have the trust, as far as possible, of your colleagues”.

Clarke said he hadn’t yet selected which candidate he would support but he said of Theresa May:

“She’s certainly got all the abilities and she’s in the right class of contender. I would like her to spell out a cautious policy position”.