Andrea Leadsom says she is "disgusted" by a newspaper article saying she suggested being a mother gave her an advantage over Conservative leadership rival Theresa May.
The Times quoted Mrs Leadsom as saying having children gives "a very real stake in the future of our country".
But the mother of three tweeted that the way the interview was reported was "the exact opposite of what I said".
Earlier Mrs May, who has no children, called for a "clean campaign" pledge.
The paper headlined its front-page lead story "Being a mother gives me edge on May - Leadsom."But the story is on the front pages, whether by accident or design ...