It seems that - in the race to the biggest job in the land - accurate portrayal of one's background is not deemed a prerequisite.
We make our living searching for candidates and helping our clients decide which of the shortlist to appoint to critical executive roles. If there is ever any whiff of deceit or lack of integrity, the candidate concerned would be instantly disqualified, without a seconds thought. It beggars belief that the same standards just do not appear to apply in politics.
Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom will battle it out to become the next leader of the Conservative Party after Michael Gove was eliminated from the contest. After the second MPs' ballot, Home Secretary Mrs May finished with 199 votes, Energy Minister Mrs Leadsom 84 and Mr Gove, the justice secretary, 46. Conservative members will now decide the winning candidate, with the result due on 9 September. The winner will become the UK's second female prime minister.