Rishi Sunak leads among Tory MPs but Boris Johnson’s camp claims growing support

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson supports Boris Johnson. He told the BBC that over the summer many of his constituents were “disappointed” that Boris had left and were demanding his return – and now he is too. “I’ve heard a lot of MPs who now feel reckless to encourage him to quit this summer. Now we need him back.

“I think Boris is someone who has a proven track record on Brexit, he’s delivered Europe’s fastest vaccine deployment. He’s ensured this country is leading the international coalition against the illegal invasion of Europe. Ukraine by Putin. I think he is a proven leader.”

MP Dame Maria Miller backs Penny Mordaunt “because it can bring party and country closer.”

She added: Her background makes her well placed to connect with people. We are going through a difficult time as a country and we want to have a Prime Minister who can demonstrate that he can understand this and put in place the right supports for families. »

Mordaunt is someone who ‘really understands the struggles of ordinary people’, said Dame Maria

And Dominic Raab, who was deputy prime minister in Boris Johnson’s government and supports Rishi Sunaksaid: “Rishi had the right plan this summer and I think it is the right plan now. He is the best candidate to bring some stability, to give confidence to the millions of workers and businesses across the country.”

Raab said Sunak was also “the right candidate to bring the party together with an all-talented government to deliver tirelessly on the British people, whether on the cost of living, crime, schools or the NHS”.

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