8 Facts About Andrea Leadsom

1. On 11 June 2017, Andrea Leadsom was appointed Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons.

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2. On the anniversary of the Brexit vote, Andrea Leadsom was invited to discuss progress on Newsnight and claimed that the government had made "a good start.

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3. In a BBC interview on 7 July 2016, Andrea Leadsom spoke of her disappointment about plotting in the leadership race, including alleged attempts by opponents to block her from the final ballot.

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4. On 11 July 2016, Andrea Leadsom announced she would be withdrawing her leadership bid, leaving Theresa May as the successor to David Cameron.

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5. In the second ballot, Andrea Leadsom came second with 84 votes.

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6. In October 2013, Andrea Leadsom was appointed by David Cameron to the Number 10 Policy Unit, with responsibility for part of the public services brief.

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7. On 25 October 2011, Andrea Leadsom was one of 81 Conservative MPs to defy the party whip and vote in favour of holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

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8. At the 2010 general election in May, Andrea Leadsom was elected with a majority of more than 20,000.

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