Stephen Crabb announces bid to become Tory leader

Stephen Crabb is to launch a bid for the Conservative Party leadership. Picture: PA
Stephen Crabb is to launch a bid for the Conservative Party leadership. Picture: PA
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Stephen Crabb is to launch a bid for the Conservative leadership - on a joint ticket with Sajid Javid as his number two.

The Work and Pensions Secretary and Business Secretary have teamed up in what he dubbed a “blue collar ticket” to take on favourites Boris Johnson and Theresa May.

They have recruited Jeremy Wright, the Attorney General, as campaign manager and will formally announce their bid on Wednesday morning.

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