Mordaunt‘s video has got her into trouble already.
Not sure the leadership candidates actually know who they are attempting to appeal to at this point - seems to be a lot of talk about accelerating the vote and not putting it to the membership and just having the parliamentary party vote.
Was that what happened when May resigned and we ended up with BSB? Can’t remember…
No. Johnson and Hut went to the membership. May didn't, but only because Andrea Leadsom immolated herself.
I don't think there's any way of avoiding the membership phase without that happening again. The C&UP constitution would need to be changed, which'd take even longer than a vote.
What might well happen is the initial knockout phases will be accelerated, to get to the final two by recess.