After all of the lies and deception that characterized the referendum campaign - both in and out - its disappointing to see that the shortlist for the most important job in the land includes a candidate who seems they might not be being wholly honest in their portrayal of their background. I hope that the appropriate amount of referencing is being done here.
If you have managed a 'fund' and led 'thousands' of people, then it shouldn't be too difficult to prove it - or for others to disprove it. Lets hope that the politicians trademark refusal to answer a simple and direct question will not be allowed to pass here. As I sometimes tell people in interviews: simple 'Yes' or 'No' will do, thank you.
In the meantime, I suspect and hope that this is not the last we hear of this story.
Andrea Leadsom has no experience as an investment banker despite claims from her backers that she managed billions of pounds’ worth of funds, The Times can reveal. Mrs Leadsom, who has never held a cabinet role and has only been a minister since April 2014 and an MP since 2010, has placed her experience in the City at the centre of her candidacy to become leader and prime minister. She has described her 25 years in financial services and running “enormous teams” as evidence of her suitability for the roles. The MP Bernard Jenkin has cited her senior position at “a large investment firm where she was responsible for managing hundreds of people and billions of pounds”.