Theresa May has been given public backing from more than half of all Tory MPs ahead of the vote to decide on her fate.
Britain’s City watchdog has said it supports a short Brexit transition period, warning that a cliff-edge withdrawal could spark market disruption and hit consumers.
A cross-party group of MPs has called for political parties to publish the number of women they put forward for election to end the “diversity deficit” in Parliament.
Theresa May has carried out a cull of some of David Cameron's closest allies in a shake-up of the Government which saw promotions for women and Brexiteers.
The Tory race for Number 10 has begun in earnest as senior figures threw their weight behind Boris Johnson and Cabinet minister Stephen Crabb prepared to formally launch his rival campaign.