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1995 - Mr Major’s Comments on John Redwood Standing in the Leadership Election

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on John Redwood standing in the Conservative leadership election. The comments were made at Cannes on 26th June 1995.


QUESTION:

[Mr Major was asked for his reaction to the news that John Redwood was standing]

PRIME MINISTER:

Well, John has sat in the Cabinet for the last two or three years, he knows what our policies are, he sat there accepting our policies throughout that time. Just a fortnight ago or so he was part of a policy making Cabinet, he and I have discussed policy on many occasions, he has put policy suggestions into our study groups, all of which are being considered, so it's rather surprising suddenly he should taken a different position to the rest of the Cabinet.