Christian MP Dame Andrea Leadsom has opened up about why she withdrew from the Conservative Social gathering management race in 2016.
The Conservative MP for South Northamptonshire addresses her choice within the latest episode of A Mucky Business, the podcast of former Lib Dem chief and fellow Christian MP Tim Farron.
After Leadsom bowed out of the management contest, it was Theresa Could who went on to turn into Prime Minister.
Leadsom informed Farron she got here to the choice after talking to different Christians.
“In the end, truly, it was the reflection of many days and speaking to my Bible group chief, and to quite a few different Christians and individuals who I’ve a substantial amount of regard for, about the truth that what was within the nation’s greatest curiosity,” she mentioned.
“If I gained, there have been already quite a few colleagues saying that they might ‘no confidence’ me and, as we have found, you solely want 100 of your aspect within the Conservative Social gathering to ‘no confidence’ you, and also you’re again in a management marketing campaign.
“Then again, if I misplaced, individuals would very legitimately be saying, ‘What on earth did you make us wait 9 weeks to get a brand new chief for?’ So, that is why I withdrew.”
She has no regrets, telling Farron she “would make the identical choice in the present day”.
“I imply, hindsight is an excellent factor, however on the time, it felt like the appropriate selections for the appropriate causes,” she mentioned.
Leadsom additionally discusses going to church and listening to arguments from the entrance about politicians being unhealthy and Christians having to remain humble and “not put your head above the parapet”.
She defined why she disagrees with this stance.
“I’ve all the time held the view ‘no’, you might be given sure presents and if you’re desirous to fulfil your presents, then you must go for it. You may’t simply sit again,” she mentioned.
“And so, I believe ambition is completely superb.”