LIVE: Conservative leadership candidates grilled on their plans to become prime minister

Recent pictures of the six main contenders to replace Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May when she resigns on June 7.Recent pictures of the six main contenders to replace Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May when she resigns on June 7Getty Images

  • Candidates for Conservative Party leader are being grilled by journalists on Monday about their plans for the premiership.
  • The off-camera hustings are taking place inside Parliament, with each candidate fielding questions in turn.
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LONDON - Conservative leadership candidates on Monday face a grilling from journalists about their plans to break the Brexit deadlock and the policies they would introduce as prime minister.

Five of the six candidates left in the race to replace Theresa May in Downing Street - Rory Stewart, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, and Sajid Javid - have agreed participate in the hustings, which takes place in parliament at Westminster, but Boris Johnson has been accused of avoiding scrutiny by refusing to participate.

The former foreign secretary - a breakaway favourite to replace Theresa May as prime minister - has opted not to make an appearance in parliament to face questions from journalists.

His campaign team say he is busy preparing for the BBC TV debate tomorrow which he has agreed to participate in, having also refused to appear on a leadership debate on Sunday night hosted by Channel 4.

Follow Business Insider's live blog as leadership candidates are grilled on their policies.

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