Columnist dismisses Tory leadership contest

Matthew D'Ancona has dismissed the notion of a leadership contest before 2015.

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Zero chance of a leadership contest pre-2015. There can be no 'stalking horse' in a system where the leader cannot be challenged...

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...only subjected to a vote of no confidence (as IDS was in 2003). Cameron would have to be sacked by MPs or resign. Dream on

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