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Originally posted by sminkeypinkey
Howard has just said he's going to step down and go - but only after the tory party has changed the rules about selecting their leader.
Originally posted by infinite
Tories needs a new leader if they are going to win the next election.
The right-wing former Europe minister ran as the "dark horse" candidate in the 2001 leadership contest.
But he failed to gather enough support from Tory MPs to make it through to the ballot of party members.
Party chairman under Iain Duncan Smith, he was sacked by phone while on holiday to be replaced by Theresa May. He was moved to shadow Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
Mr Davis is thought to be popular with grassroots Tories. Bookmakers William Hill have put him at 3/1 favourite to succeed Mr Howard.