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LIVE: Conservative leadership candidates lobby hustings



LONDON — Conservative leadership candidates on Monday face a grilling from journalists about their plans to break the Brexit deadlock and the policies they would introduce as prime minister.

Five of the six candidates left in the race to replace Theresa May in Downing Street — Rory Stewart, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, and Sajid Javid — have agreed participate in the hustings, which takes place in parliament at Westminster, but Boris Johnson has been accused of avoiding scrutiny by refusing to participate.

The former foreign secretary — a breakaway favourite to replace Theresa May as prime minister — has opted not to make an appearance in parliament to face questions from journalists.

His campaign team say he is busy preparing for the BBC TV debate tomorrow which he has agreed to participate in, having also refused to appear on a leadership debate on Sunday night hosted by Channel 4.

Follow Business Insider’s live blog as leadership candidates are grilled on their policies.

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