Pro-second referendum Gyimah withdraws from leadership contest

The pro-second referendum leadership candidate Sam Gyimah has withdrawn from the leadership contest after he admits to not receiving “sufficient support” to proceed to the next stage of proceedings.

Leadership hopefuls needed to be nominated by eight parliamentary colleagues by 17:00 BST this afternoon.

 

Read his statement below:

It appears not many Conservative MPs are prepared to go on record as supporting a second referendum…