Bizarre moments from a day of Tory leadership campaign launches
Monday brought a raft of Conservatives launching leadership bids. Throughout the day speeches were made by the likes of Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab and others, as each outlined their hopes, dreams and promises if they were to become the next prime minister. After Gove admitted to taking cocaine, he was asked: ‘Isn’t it time to call it a day?’ Meanwhile Matt Hancock asked his audience: ‘If you could choose, what time you would be alive? Wouldn’t you choose now?’ Here’s a quick glance at a busy day in the Tory leadership race, from Lorraine Kelly’s snub of Esther McVey to Victoria Derbyshire’s unfortunate mispronunciation.