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Leadsom 'sorry' after motherhood row

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>> I am disgusted at the way this has been presented.>> First, she hit back. Now, she seems sorry. Would be Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom apologizing after suggesting being a mother gave her the edge over childless rival Theresa May in the race for number ten. Leadsom telling The Daily Telegraph on Monday that she was misrepresented and that motherhood should not play a role in the leadership campaign.
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The junior energy minister says she has felt under attack and enormous pressure and claims the original Times article said the opposite of what she believes. But the newspaper has stood by its story, releasing a transcript and audio extract from the interview.>> I'm a sort of old-fashioned reporter and journalist.
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I like to think you interview someone, you'd write down what they say and you report it accurately. And I think that's what I've done.>> Theresa May will have an opportunity to respond on Monday as she launches her leadership agenda. She's expected to promise to curb corporate pay and put workers on the boards of major firms.
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The winner of the leadership contest to be announced in September.