The contest now moves to its final stage with the Conservative Party’s 150,000-strong membership deciding between Mrs May, a Remain campaigner with a long track record in government, and Mrs Leadsom, a leading light of the Brexit campaign who has stressed her City and business background.
Two women. Two Tories. Two potential leaders who – whether they like it or not, whether the country likes it or not – are destined to be dubbed the new Maggie.
One made the case, ever so quietly, for Remain. The other argued, ever so passionately, for Leave.
Theresa May is highly experienced – the longest-serving home secretary for more than a century. Angela Leadsom has had no Cabinet experience. Unlike David Cameron or Tony Blair she has not served an apprenticeship as leader of the opposition.
The campaigning has begun, and the media are having a field day stirring up trouble!
So who would you choose to lead the country, and become our next Prime Minister? What are your views?