Conservative MPs have declared who they want to succeed Liz Truss as party leader and British prime minister.
Leadership contest rules state that you must receive 100 nominations from your peers by 2:00 pm on Monday to become an MP.
If there are three candidates who secure at least 100 supporters, they will be narrowed down to two in a parliamentary vote later in the day.
If only 2 candidates reach the threshold of 100 supporters, Conservative Party Members will vote online to determine the winner by next Friday. If she is the only candidate to win 100 nominations, they will be declared party leader and prime minister on Monday.
The trackers below only count MPs as supporters of actual or potential candidates if lawmakers have publicly stated their position or confirmed it to the Financial Times.
Speaker of the House Penny Mordaunt On Friday, he became the first MP to announce plans to run for Tory leadership.
Other candidates expected to launch leadership bids include former prime minister Rishi Sunak and former prime minister Boris Johnson.
Sunak is currently popular with bookmakers and betting exchanges.
leading candidate for Tory leadership
The 42-year-old former prime minister reached the final round of last summer’s leadership race thanks to his excellent communication skills and pro-Brexit credentials. He lost to the Truss, who won 57% of the vote, after Tories dismissed his warnings against plans for unfunded tax cuts. not.
The House leader moved closer to leadership over the summer despite a short tenure in the Cabinet. Her pitch emphasized her pro-Brexit credentials and social liberalism, drawing on her experience in the Royal Navy. Despite her low profile, the 49-year-old placed her third in the poll of Conservative MPs.
The former Prime Minister is the most powerful electoral winner of his generation, twice serving as Mayor of London and winning an 80-strong majority in the House of Commons in the 2019 general election. However, he was forced out of office over the summer after a series of scandals saw his 62 ministers, including Sunak, resign. Nonetheless, Johnson is popular with party members, and if he secures enough support to participate in the final vote, he could win the grassroots vote.
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