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Tory leadership
Cast your mind back to the day Michael Howard announced he would step down as Conservative leader.

Within days of that event, dozens of Tory MPs rushed forward to insist that they weren't declaring for the leadership but, if they were, here were some of their ideas that they believe would propel the party to power.

Over the weeks, Newsnight has profiled many of the candidates and brought you interviews and highlights from the Tory Party conference.

David Cameron
David DavisKenneth Clarke
Liam FoxAlan Duncan
Andrew LansleySir Malcolm Rifkind

David Cameron

David Cameron

Michael Crick profiles the man who's almost risen without trace. He's the only contender not to have served as a minister, and the world knows very little about him.

First broadcast: 6 Oct 05

David Davis

David Davis

Campaigning for the Tory leadership has begun in earnest and David Davis is said to be the frontrunner in the contest. Martha Kearney looks at what he stands for.

First broadcast: 28 Sept 05

Dr Liam Fox

Liam Fox

Newsnight joined Liam Fox as he sought support for his leadership bid among the party faithful and laid out his vision of the future.

First broadcast: 23 Sept 05

Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley

Conservative Party health spokesman Andrew Lansley says it's not just a case of having the right policies, but of making clear his party shares the ambitions and values of voters.

First broadcast: 13 Sept 05

Kenneth Clarke

Kenneth Clarke
Clarke is voter favourite - poll

At the end of August Kenneth Clarke formally announced he was running for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

David Grossman looks at the man and his prospects.

First broadcast: 30 Aug 05

Alan Duncan

Alan Duncan

No sooner had we commissioned Alan Duncan for our series, than he had second thoughts - but we wanted to hear those as well. He now tells us why he is not going to be leader.

First broadcast: 23 Aug 05

Sir Malcolm Rifkind

Sir Malcolm Rifkind

The shadow work and pensions secretary and MP for Kensington and Chelsea Sir Malcolm Rifkind wants a "modern one-nation" party.

Could he become Tory leader?

First broadcast: 26 July 05

Clarke is voter favourite - poll
05 Sep 05 |  UK Politics
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05 Sep 05 |  Newsnight


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