As Tory MPs prepared to meet to decide the political fate of Theresa May, DWP Secretary Amber Rudd has been front and centre among the front-benchers vowing support for May in the confidence vote that was confirmed this morning.
But during the day, news has emerged that a Twitter account ‘@AmberForLeader’ has been quietly set up this month and left dormant:
It may, of course, have nothing to do with the former Home Secretary or any ambition to follow May from the Home Office to Downing Street. It might have been set up by an admirer or would-be parliamentary supporter – or as mischief by someone looking to heighten tensions among senior Tories.
But its existence as a potential placeholder is interesting, to say the least.
Ms Rudd was unavailable for comment.
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