Should taking drugs in your youth exclude you from becoming Prime Minister?

UK PM candidate Gove admits taking cocaine

Despite what will be viewed as a thinly-veiled attack on his fellow cabinet minister, Mr Javid said it was not for him to comment on Mr Gove's drug-taking.

And Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, 52, said he might have drunk a milkshake that was laced with drugs when he was younger.

Mr Gove told the Mail: "I took drugs on several occasions at social events more than 20 years ago".

Raab said he smoked marijuana at uni and Johnson said he'd done both cannabis and cocaine while studying at Oxford.

Some commenters, though, took a much dimmer view of the saga so far, pointing out that the rush to admit drug use shows that these politicians clearly live without any fear of repercussion unlike so many other people.

An upcoming biography of Gove includes the revelation of his drug use.

"I look back and I think, 'I wish I hadn't done that.' But I don't believe that past mistakes disqualify you", he added.

But as the Conservative leadership campaign heats up, it remains unclear how party members will receive the news.

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The battle is expected to conclude by the end of next month, with former foreign secretary Boris Johnson the bookmakers' favourite to emerge victorious. At the time I was a young journalist.

Another hopeful is global development secretary Rory Stewart, who once hiked across Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Nepal.

"I smoked weed at university and have never smoked it again since". "Certainly when I was working as a journalist I didn't imagine I would go into politics or public service.The question now is that people should look at my record as a politician and ask themselves, 'Is this person we see ready to lead now?'"

"I am very conscious of the fact I was fortunate". The book "Michael Gove: A Man in a Hurry" makes the claim that he owned up to use of the Class A substance when put through his paces by advisors during the last leadership contest in 2016.

Hunt, who revealed in October 2018 that he is reflecting on the idea of apologising for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, was asked by The Times whether he took drugs in his younger days.

The Conservative Party's 160,000 dues-paying members will vote on the final two candidates to pick the next party leader, who will also become prime minister.

Dominic Raab, another contender for party leader, previously admitted smoking cannabis as a student.

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