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Lord Howard: It's no time for a Tory leadership challenge

Lord Howard called on MPs to support Theresa May. Credit: PA

Former Conservative leader Lord Howard has said Theresa May was "absolutely right" to remain as Prime Minister to lead a new administration and called for parliament to support her.

He advised any Conservative colleagues considering mounting a leadership challenge: "Don't think about any such thing - support the Prime Minister."

Lord Howard acknowledged that Mrs May had not run a brilliant election campaign but the Conservatives are "the only viable Government in the new House of Commons".

No one can pretend it was the greatest campaign and obviously the result was disappointing but the thing to do now is to concentrate on the present and the future and that's what I urge everyone to do.

– Lord Howard

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