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Monday, 10th September 2001

Conservative Leadership Race - the result

Mr Iain Duncan Smith has today (13th September 2001) been elected Leader of the Conservative Party, having received considerably more votes than his rival, Mr Kenneth Clarke. Mr Duncan Smith received approximately 61% of the votes, compared with 39% for Mr Clarke. The turnout was 79%.

Whilst I remain for the present a Scottish Conservative, with the election of Iain Duncan Smith my continued membership is strongly in doubt; readers of earlier comment pages will not be unduly surprised. I plan, however, to take the time to consider the matter over the coming weekend, having heard any remarks Mr Duncan Smith may make in the next few days.

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