Andrea Leadsom comments about Theresa May open up motherhood row

Andrea Leadsome has sparked a row after she reportedly claimed that being a mother would make her a better Prime Minister than Theresa May.

The Times newspaper ran a piece on Friday where it quoted Leadsome as saying May must be “really sad” about not being able to have children.

Leadsome is also reported to have said that having children means she has “a very real stake” in Britain’s future.

The mother of three tweeted that she was “disgusted” with the interview, adding that it’s “the exact opposite” of what she said.

Rachel Sylvester, The Times journalist that wrote the piece has said she was “baffled” by Leadsom’s reaction.

Leadsome and May are the two women in the running to be the next Conservative party leader and therefore the next Prime Minister.

Firm favourite May is currently the Home Secretary while Leadsome is the MP or South Northamptonshire.

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