Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson landed in London on Saturday morning from a shortened leave of absence after supporters said Johnson was ready to return to his old job after Liz Truss’ resignation.
Conservative MP James Dudridge told PA news agency on Friday that Mr Johnson sent him a message saying: I am ready to do it.
Meanwhile, former finance minister Rishi Sunak, whose resignation triggered the collapse of Johnson’s government, was the first to secure more than 100 supporters among Conservative MPs, over the nomination criteria, according to the former foreign secretary. It is believed that he became a person of Dominic Raab.
However, neither Johnson nor Snak have officially announced their candidacy.
House Majority Leader Penny Mordaunt, who finished third in the last leadership race, became the first person to announce her candidacy on Friday.
Former Interior Secretary Suella Braverman said on Friday that she would make a statement “soon” when asked if she would throw her hat in the ring again.
In the last race for the lead, Braverman was sixth with 27 votes.
Potential candidates must secure their nominations by Monday. She has 357 Conservative MPs in Parliament, with a maximum of three candidates. Lawmakers then vote on Monday to eliminate one of them, if desired, leaving two final candidates for party members to choose from.
Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who had emerged as the “unified candidate,” denied running for the race, writing: twitter “I am privileged to serve as UK Secretary of Defense and the current threats require stability in that office,” he said.
Wallace told the station on Friday that he’s now ‘thin'[s] To Boris Johnson,” citing his record of winning general elections and investing in defense.
Former Home Secretary Priti Patel, former Culture Secretary Nadine Dries, Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg, Cop26 President Alok Sharma and Leveling Up Secretary are among those who have publicly declared their support for Johnson. I’m in
Patel expressed his support on Twitter, saying Johnson “has the mandate to deliver on the elected manifesto and proven track record of making big decisions right.”
But a parliamentary inquiry is headed over whether the former prime minister misled parliament with his remarks about partygate.
Johnson was fined following a police Partygate investigation for violating COVID-19 restrictions during an office birthday party.
Liberal Democrats launch a motion to block MPs found to have broken the law while in government from entering 10 Downing Street to prevent Prime Minister Johnson from returning to 10 Downing Street Did.
Snack was also fined for attending the same birthday party.
Raab told BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ program on Saturday that Sunak had “a plan in place to restore financial stability to the UK economy” and “rebuild trust and confidence in the government”. He said he could, and said he supported Sunak.
Treasury Secretary Chris Philp, Commerce Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, former cabinet ministers Sajid Khavid, Johnny Mercer and George Eustis are snack proponents.
Mordant on Saturday said the country needed a “fresh start”.
“The challenges facing this country are serious. Only a fresh start, competent leadership and a relentless focus on the British people can address these issues head-on. ‘, the former secretary of defense wrote on Twitter.
Conservative MP Bob Seeley said on Thursday that Mr Mordaunt was “a good quality, a seasoned cabinet minister and resonating with people”.
“I think it’s really important to have someone who has government experience and who can resonate with people at a time when we’re facing several international crises, both in energy and in the Ukraine war.” he said.
Congressmen Neil Hudson, Harriet Baldwin, Nicola Richards and former business secretary Andrea Reedsom have also voiced their support for Mordaunt.