leadership material for the Tory party because he is “rich” and can “do joined up handwriting".

The ex-Wantage and Didcot MP weighed in after the chancellor of the exchequer, Rishi Sunak, and the secretary of state for health, Sajid Javid, resigned from the Cabinet yesterday.

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The resignations come amid the sleaze scandal of disgraced MP Christopher Pincher, who is alleged to have groped two men while drunk.

Lord Vaizey feels Mr Sunak “may come back as a strong leadership candidate” in the near future.

Speaking with BBC News, Lord Vaizey said: "Frankly, he is so rich he is incorruptible, which is a very important point, and is one of the few members of the cabinet who can do joined-up handwriting".


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

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