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UK PM candidate's CV snafu

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>> In her bid to be Britain's next prime minister, Angela Leadsom may have sexed up her CV. An MP since just 2010, she's clocked up some 25 years experience in the UK's financial services.>> I will work tirelessly to reassure investors that the UK is open for business.
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>> She talks her financial acumen as a reason she is leadership material. Leadson spent almost a decade at Barclay's bank and Investco Petrol, but is now dialed over what level she held there. Claims Reuter's banking correspondent Andrew McCaskul has been investigating.>> We spoke to five former employees at Invesco Perpetual which is the company where she works and they're very angry, the portrayal that she's worked there and said that she had a very senior role there and you know, they've told us she didn't manage money and her main role was really an admin in negotiating salaries.
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>> Leadsom's spokesperson has not responded to a Reuters request for comments, but she has rejected similar claims, dismissing them as ridiculous.>> Well their credibility at the moment is being called into question. You know, today she was on the defensive having to outline her exact role and you know.
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People in the city are worried about it.>> Senior Tories were watching on Thursday, she needed to convince enough of them she has what it takes to be at the top. The closer she gets, the more spotlight will be shown on her past.>>
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