East Surrey MP, Sam Gyimah, Announces Tory Leadership Bid

East Surrey MP, Sam Gyimah has become the thirteenth candidate to join the race for the Conservative Party leadership.  

The former universities minister is the first contender trying to succeed Theresa May by backing a referendum on any Brexit deal.  The Tory MP said he supported another vote between the Prime Minister’s deal, a no-deal exit, and remaining in the EU. Speaking on Sky’s Sophy Ridge programme, Mr Gyimah said that offering a final say on the Brexit deal would bring the country together.