He, Raab and Gove are in the same order as last month – first, second and third. No other candidate reaches double figures.
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There are no fewer than 11 candidates declared as we write, and at least eight others who might join the fray.
It could just be that the next Minister to depart will be none other than the Prime Minister herself.
I found an incredibly likeable person – but although he knuckled down and scored some successes, he was better placed as Chief Whip than Defence Secretary.
Next Tory Leader. Our Survey. Johnson dominates the table. He puts on ten points and leads by eighteen.
The pattern of results over many months suggests that the worse the position of the Conservatives, the better he does.
Plus: What would it take to get the Cabinet leavers to resign? Clarke’s Maastricht Treaty Customs Union moment. And: in defence of Robbie Gibb.
Andrew Gimson’s Commons sketch: Tory MPs decide this is not the right evening to defenestrate the PM
But there was also a sense, outside the meeting of the 1922 Committee, that the revolution has only been postponed.
Esther McVey with the support of MPs from across the party is refreshing and renewing the project.
Next Tory Leader. It’s Johnson first, Raab second and Gove third in our first survey since May’s pledge to quit.
Next time round, we will try run-offs between some of the main candidates, which are a bit ovedue.
Seven Cabinet Ministers. Half the Whips Office. Eleven Ministers. All these failed to back the Government in yesterday’s extension vote.
Now some of these MPs may have been ill, or absent, or abroad. But how many were slipped with the connivance of the system?
Such as: do you see Brexit as a help or a hindrance – and what’s your vision for our post-Leave country?
“It would be difficult to justify having a vote if you thought you would lose it”, the International Trade Secretary says.
The 187 Tory MPs, including six Cabinet Ministers, who voted against the Prime Minister’s motion to extend Article 50
Almost two thirds of the parliamentary Conservative Party opposed it, alongside the DUP and a handful of others.
The Commons votes to extend Article 50. The Government no longer supports leaving the EU on March 29.
Some will say that this is the day on which Brexit died. On which the politicians failed the people – and deliberately defied the referendum result.
The core of the Trade Secretary’s argument is that other countries will move fast once they know whether there’s a UK-EU deal or not.