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Andrea Leadsom: Anti-EU minister who wants to be 'Thatcher heir'

Barely known among ordinary Britons, pro-Brexit junior minister Andrea Leadsom is one of three candidates vying to be Britain's next prime ministerAndrea Leadsom, a junior minister who compares herself to Margaret Thatcher, is one of the three candidates in the race for Britain’s premiership who will be narrowed down to two on Thursday. While Leadsom is barely known among ordinary Britons, her pro-Brexit and City of London credentials have won respect among some Conservative MPs and party members who will choose the next prime minister. The energy minister emerged as the leading anti-EU candidate after former London mayor Boris Johnson pulled out and his former ally Michael Gove lost support after being accused of knifing Johnson.

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