Eight candidates participated in the vote on Tuesday evening and Wednesday prior to the first vote, narrowing the field to replace Boris Johnson as the next Conservative leader and prime minister.
Former Health Minister Sajid Javid has dropped out of the race, which features an anonymous briefing between rival camps, while Home Secretary Priti Patel avoids further divisions of right-wing candidates in a wide range of areas and should not run. I decided on.
Former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is a bookmaker’s favorite, with William Hill winning 13/8 odds, followed by Deputy Minister Penny Modant on 2/1 and Foreign Minister Liz Truss on 7/2. I did. A new poll by Opinium states that snacks were selected as 28% of Tory members, followed by trusses as 20%.
snack Started his campaign He vowed not to “demonize” Johnson, said he had a “good heart” and promised to fight a clean contest. Despite his emollient words, the retired Prime Minister’s allies, who accused him of betraying snacks, mobilized to “stop Rishi.”
Other candidates who succeeded in staying in the race on Tuesday include former Minister of Equality Chemi Badenock, Prosecutor General Suera Braverman, former Minister of Health Jeremy Hunt, and Foreign Minister Tom Tugendat. Includes Prime Minister Nadim Zahawi.
In the face of increasing suffering, cultural secretary Nadin Dolly, who supported a bid for truss leadership, was voted on a campaign against Jeremy Hunt’s snacks, with “dirty tricks” and “stitch-ups.” Claimed to be.
“Team Risi wants a candidate who knows he’ll definitely win in the last two, that’s Jeremy Hunt,” she said. Officials from the Hunt campaign described the claim as “resolutely untrue” and “smear.”
Candidates needed to win the support of the other 20 MPs to get on the ballot. A second vote will take place on Thursday, but candidates will need 30MP support. The field will be cut into two candidates by July 21st, and the next leader will be elected by Tory members by September 5th.
Snacks are my favorite to be on the list of two candidates, and the other candidates are competing for the second place.
Senior executives within the party began showing their hands on Tuesday, and the truss was also approved by Brexit’s Minister of Opportunity and Johnson’s ally Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Mordant, second only to the former Prime Minister in publicly declared supporters, received the support of former Brexit Secretary David Davis, who said she was “most likely to beat Rishi Sunak.”
Badenock, who launched the campaign on Tuesday, promised to abolish the government’s net zero climate target at a pitch that said it focused on “free markets, small government, a strong nation-state.”
With support from the party’s left and members of parliament in the north, Tagendat set a policy-focused agenda, arguing that Britain “has an urgent need for unity, not factions” since the Johnson era.
Zahawi, who has not yet launched a formal campaign, will speak at two Husting events in Congress on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Johnson refused to give the Labor Party a vote of no confidence, saying the opposition was “trying to play politics.” Labor has now accused the Tories of being “running scared.”