Tory leader poll: Who do you want to take on Boris Johnson for the race to Number 10?

Posted on Jun 18 2019 - 10:59am by admin

Express.co.uk is asking you who you want to take on Mr Johnson in the battle for Number 10. The former Foreign Secretary is still seen as favourite to win the Tory leadership race and succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. The six remaining Tory MPs – Rory Stewart, Sajid Javid, Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt and Dominic Raab – are to face the second vote today.

Hopefuls need at least 33 Conservative MPs backing their race or face exclusion from the contest.

Plans for Brexit – and how Britain will reach its October 31 deadline – will be high on the agenda when Tory leaders go head to head in the second televised leadership debate tonight after the vote.

Rory Stewart

The International Development Secretary has emerged in recent days as a strong contender, after he won over Remain voters during Sunday’s Channel 4 debate to become second favourite in the Tory leadership race.

Mr Stewart’s opposition to a no deal Brexit by October 31 has won him a raft of number of backers from the Remain-supporting Tories.

Jeremy Hunt

The Foreign Secretary has “always believed we should keep no deal on the table” as it is the “best way of getting a good deal” and previously proposed forming a new wider negotiating team to change the Withdrawal Agreement.

Michael Gove

The Environment Secretary had come under fire after admitting taking cocaine, and has faced an uphill battle ever since.

But Mr Gove believes it is “democratic” for Britain to continue to renegotiate the terms of a deal – and wishes to avoid the country leaving the bloc empty handed.

Sajid Javid

The Home Secretary, who styles himself as an “outsider” due to his state school, working class upbringing, is also an advocate of leaving no deal on the table.

A remain voter, Mr Javid said it would be his priority to “deliver what the British people voted for”.

Dominic Raab

The former Brexit Secretary, who resigned over Theresa May’s deal – is keen to see the UK leave with a deal and he clashed with Michael Gove during the first Tory leadership TV debate on Tuesday.

Mr Raab says he will bring an early budget if he came the next Prime Minister.

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