Just some hours ago, Boris Johnson declared he had decided not to contest once again the Conservative party leadership. With Johnson out of the run, former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, emerges as the favorite candidate to succeed Liz Truss.
With almost half of the conservative members of the parliament (MPs) backing him the withdrawal of Johnson could perhaps push Penny Mordaunt’s quit, leaving just one candidate in the run.
While Sunak offers fixing UK’s economy, unite the Conservative Party and delivering for the country, Mordaunt keeps on just talking about honesty and unity and the fact athat she is able to deliver both.
While Sunak has achieved over 160 MPs supporting him Mordaunt keeps far behind in supports.
Johnson pulls out despite 102 nominations
…”in the course of the last days I have sadly come to the conclusion that this would simply not be the right thing to do. You can’t govern effectively unless you have a united party in parliament”….”I believe I have much to offerbut I am afraid that this is simply not the right time”
Boris Johnson assures that he had achieved 102 nominations including a proposer and a seconder, enough to put his nomination.
He recognised he had reached out both Rishi and Penny because he hoped that “we could come together in the national interest”. ” We have sadly not been able to work out way of doing this”, he added.