Tory Leadership: Ministers Urging Gove to Pull Out
Michael Gove is coming under growing pressure to abandon his bid to become Tory leader, the BBC has been told.
Sources have told the BBC government ministers are trying to persuade the justice secretary to make way so the party can “unite” around Theresa May.
Mr Gove opted to stand after switching his support from Boris Johnson.
Asked whether this was a betrayal, Mr Johnson said he couldn’t “get on with what he wanted to do” and it was now “up to somebody else”.