Andrea Leadsom : British PM sparks row with remarks on rival
Andrea Leadsom -British PM sparks row with remarks on rival’s childlessness
London – Andrea Leadsom, one of the two candidates to be the next British prime minister, has caused an uproar by suggesting that being a mother means she has a greater stake in the country’s future than her childless rival Theresa May. A little-known junior energy minister until she emerged as one of the most ardent voices in the campaign to leave the European Union, Leadsom is the outsider in the contest to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader and prime minister. Cameron, who had campaigned for Britain to stay in the bloc, announced he would quit after the June 23 referendum delivered a vote for Brexit. May, the interior minister who also advocated remaining in the EU, is the favourite to replace him.