British PM hopeful faces backlash over motherhood comments

British Conservative Party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom speaks on July 7, 2016One of the two candidates to lead Britain is facing a backlash after apparently suggesting that her rival is less well placed to do the job because she is not a mother. Andrea Leadsom reportedly made the comments to Saturday’s Times newspaper after Theresa May spoke, in an interview earlier this week, of how she and her husband were unable to have children. The two women are battling it out to replace David Cameron as Conservative prime minister and party leader he resigned following last month’s vote to leave the European Union.

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