Rishi Sunak is slowly coming close to replacing former UK PM Liz Truss. He is close to reaching the 100 MP nominations he needs to enter the race to be the next Conservative leader and prime minister.
The ex-chancellor so far has 93 endorsements from Tory’s MPs even though a campaign source said he already had the 100 needed endorsements.
Former PM Boris Johnson, hoping to make a comeback is second in lead with 44 endorsements. He is poised to enter the contest to take over after Liz Truss and he is flying back from a Caribbean holiday.
Penny Mordaunt declared first and currently counts 21 supporters so far.
Trade Minister Sir James Duddridge, an ally of Boris Johnson revealed that the former PM is coming home and is up for returning to office.
Neither Mr Rishi Sunak nor Mr Johnson have officially launched their campaigns, but this has not stopped backers declaring their support.
Mr. Johnson had been in the Dominican Republic on holiday and is due to return to UK on Saturday morning. A reporter onboard the flight said people who tried to take selfies were prevented by Mr. Johnson’s hefty security.
MPs will be waiting to see if he makes a statement when he lands.
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