With all the news concerning Corbyn, the only time we’ve given much consideration to David Cameron was last week, when Lord Ashcroft’s humourous and serious allegations hit the newspapers. Much mirth was had, but people are perhaps forgetting that Cameron is on borrowed time.
He has already said is he will not be contending the next election, and that he’ll step aside for someone else.
Nicky Morgan is in the papers today, indicating an interest in the soon-to-be-vacant position, not even six months after the election. Boris is now an MP, and the Conservatives are in the position where their leadership is going be continually thrown into stark relief by Corbyn.
The education secretary, Nicky Morgan, has said she would consider standing for the leadership of the Conservative party when David Cameron steps down.
Cameron ruled out serving a third term as prime minister in the run-up to May’s general election, meaning he would have to stand down before the end of this five-year parliament. He named his likely successors in 2020 as the home secretary, Theresa May, the London mayor, Boris Johnson, and George Osborne, the chancellor.
Speaking to the Spectator magazine, Morgan said: “I hope that, in the not-too-distant future, there will be another female leader of a main Westminster political party.”
How long has he got?
- Goes after 2017, but before the 2020 general election
- Goes by 2017
- He was lying before the 2015 General Election and will contest 2020 as leader.
- Gone by 2016