Jacob Rees-Mogg, frontrunner to take over from Theresa May in the Tory leadership contest, has announced that he will appoint his nanny as Home Secretary if he wins.

“Nanny Veronica has vast experience in dealing with people,” said the Old Etonian.

“She looked after me when I was growing up and now she takes care of my six children.”

The North East Somerset MP continued his reasoning.

“Nanny Veronica is well-versed in politics. She drove me around when I was canvassing in the Central Fife constituency in 1997,” said Rees-Mogg.

“I was going to take my Bentley but she wisely said that this would be seen as ostentatious and I should take Mummy’s Mercedes instead.

“Nanny Veronica is a remarkable woman and would do a wonderful job as Home Secretary.”

‘Snoop Mogg’, as he is known by the Tory Party faithful, would be the first backbencher to become Prime Minister, if he successfully beats off his main rival, fellow Latin scholar, Boris Johnson.

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