The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1995Prime Minister (1990-1997)

Mr Major’s Comments on John Redwood Possibly Standing in the Leadership Election – 25 June 1995

Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on rumours that John Redwood was to stand in the Conservative leadership election. The comments were made in 10, Downing Street, London on 25th June 1995.


[Mr Major was asked for his reaction to the news that John Redwood might be standing]


I must say I’m very surprised at what I hear over the last day or so, John and I were talking in mid week, John had some ideas about how we might develop, so I’m very surprised.