Leadsom says business needs certainty

LONDON (AP) — Andrea Leadsom, who has withdrawn from the race to be Britain’s prime minister, faced a media frenzy over the weekend after comments about the role of motherhood in politics.

She said Monday that “business needs certainty” in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. The vote has unsettled the markets and sent the value of the pound plunging.

She said Britain needs a government that will “move quickly to set out what an independent United Kingdom’s framework for business looks like.

“We now need a new prime minister in place as soon as possible,” Leadsom said.

 

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Associated Press writer Danica Kirka contributed to this story.

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