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Tory leadership hopeful Andrea Leadsom admits she smoked weed

Andrea Leadsom says she smoked weed

HIGH: Andrea Leadsom says she smoked weed when she was at uni (Pic: GETTY)

The 56-year-old said that while she was at university she dabbled in cannabis, but said shed never done cocaine or any other Class A drug.

Discussing her drug use, the former leader of the House of Commons said: "Everyone is entitled to a private life before becoming an MP.

"I smoked weed at university and have never smoked it again since."

She is now the sixth Conservative leadership candidate who has said theyve done drugs.

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Environment Secretary Michael Gove stunned people when he owned up to doing coke.

Gove, 51, said he did it when he was working as a journalist early on in his career.

"I took drugs on several -occasions at social events more than 20 years ago,” he said.

"At the time, I was a young journalist. It was a mistake. I look back and think I wish I hadn't done that."

It came after International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, 46, was forced to apologise for doing opium.

He revealed he smoked it at a wedding he attended in Iran 15 years ago, calling it a “stupid mistake”.

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COKE: Michael Gove said he did cocaine when he was working as a journalist (Pic: GETTY)

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