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Who won the Tory leadership debate? Our writers have their say and so can you

Our team of writers give their verdicts on who they think came out on top in the first Tory leadership debate between Sajid Javid, Rory Stewart, Michael Gove, Dominc Raab and Jeremy Hunt on Channel 4 on Sunday evening:

Camilla Tominey

Boris Johnson

The Channel 4 leaders’ debate was worth watching for Rory Stewart’s blow dry alone. Had he applied Grecian 2000 as well as a Dyson Supersonic? The introduction didn’t bode particularly well when four out of the five candidates were revealed to have gone to Oxford.

Naturally Sajid Javid repeatedly referred to his more humble beginnings, pointing out that the college he attended as a teenager wasn’t anything like 'man of the people' Rory’s alma mata,...

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