Jacob Rees-Mogg plays down Conservative leadership bid reports – BBC News

Image copyright PA Image caption The Sunday Experience claims the backbencher is “sounding out” sidekicks about a possible request

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has played down reports that he is considering a bid for party leadership.

The Sunday Times claims the backbencher is “sounding out” love about possibly replacing Theresa May.

But the North East Somerset MP told the BBC: “I think it’s a reminder that it’s August and people don’t have pulping UK government bulletin to write about.

“And therefore there’s this somewhat stuff about me, but I wouldn’t articulate any money on it, ” he told Radio 4.

In The Mail on Sunday, academic Ted Malloch read: “I was at a lunch with Jacob very recently and he indicated he would like to be considered for the leadership when the time comes.