Duncan Smith


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Duncan Smith

(George) Iain. born 1954, British politician; leader of the Conservative Party (2001--03)
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Senior MP Crispin Blunt deserted the front bench last night, saying Mr Duncan Smith must go whatever the local election result.
CONSERVATIVE leader Iain Duncan Smith has accused Tony Blair of "weakness" over his refusal to sack Stephen Byers.
They included Hexham MP Peter Atkinson who revealed exclusively to The Journal why he will not be supporting Mr Duncan Smith in today's ballot.
It cost him Shadow frontbencher John Bercow and, amid mounting criticism, Duncan Smith was last November forced to warn his party to 'unite or die'.
The reception was in stark contrast to the 20 stage-managed standing ovations for Mr Duncan Smith at his party conference.
If 25 Tory MPs call for a vote, one will take place and following Mr Conway's action yesterday, Mr Duncan Smith said his opponents should either hand in their demand for a ballot by tomorrow night or give up.
TORY MPs faced fierce lobbying from friends and enemies of Iain Duncan Smith today as the deadline he set for a leadership challenge neared.
CONSERVATIVE leader Iain Duncan Smith today warned his party that the plotting against him has left it 'staring into the abyss' - and promised to fight to stay in his job.
TORY leader Iain Duncan Smith yesterday claimed the Lib-Dems had blundered by winning the Brent East by-election.
The dramatic move followed weeks of tension within Central Office after Mr Duncan Smith reportedly appointed Mr Legg without consulting the party board.
TORY leader Iain Duncan Smith is standing shoulder-to-shoulder (to use a threadbare expression) with the Prime Minister in the world crisis over Saddam Hussein.
TODAY'S Tory leadership election vote of MPs is effectively a battle for second place behind Iain Duncan Smith, according to contender Kenneth Clarke, writes Adrian Humphries.