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

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on rumours that John Redwood was to stand in the Conservative leadership election. The comments were made in 10, Downing Street, London on 25th June 1995.


QUESTION:

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

PRIME MINISTER:

I must say I'm very surprised at what I hear over the last day or so, John and I were talking in mid week, John had some ideas about how we might develop, so I'm very surprised.