Tory leadership: Andrea Leadsom vows to hold regular phone calls with voters if ...

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Mrs Leadsom last night vowed to hold the regular calls with voters in a bid to “engage more” with the public, something she considers the next Tory leader must do. The former leader of the Commons also criticised fellow Brexiteer leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, claiming they “made Brexit harder” by resigning from cabinet. The 56-year-old mother-of-three also took a swipe at John Bercow, saying: “If you have a Speaker that uses power to skew things then that’s extremely dangerous.”

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Mrs Leadsom told the Daily Telegraph: “For me…what I’d really want to do is to introduce a monthly phone-in so that people can actually talk to their Prime Minister to raise issues of concern.

“I want to have a regular chat - whether it’s on LBC, Radio 4, Facebook Live - I would be a more accessible PM so people can talk to me and give me their views, challenge me on things.”

The 56-year-old, who announced her candidacy on May 26, ran in the 2016 leadership contest and insisted she did not regret pulling out of the race.

She dismissed the idea she stepped down from the contest after suggesting she would be a better Prime

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