Letter: Tory quandary over leadership

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The Independent Online
Sir: After yesterday's events in the House of Commons, and what I fear will be unsatisfactory outcomes for the Conservative Party in the local elections in May and the European elections in June, it is inevitable that there will be a leadership challenge this autumn. In that event, I and others on the centre-right of the party will be faced with what looks to be a choice among the prime minister, Michael Heseltine and Kenneth Clarke. If that proves to be the case, John Major can count on our support.

Yours faithfully,


MP for Tayside North (Con)

House of Commons

London, SW1

30 March