Boris Johnson races away from rivals in Tory leadership race

Mail Online | 4/22/2019 | Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter For Mailonline
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Boris Johnson is streets ahead in the race to replace Theresa May as Tory leader and has an 18 point lead over his nearest rival Dominic Raab, a poll of party supporters revealed today.

A survey on the influential Conservative Home website shows 33 per cent of people want Mr Johnson to take over as party chief.

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He enjoys twice the support of his nearest rival Dominic Raab on 15 per cent, followed by Michael Gove on eight per cent, Jeremy Hunt on six per cent and Sajid Javid on five per cent.

The poll, published today, shows Jacob Rees-Mogg, David Davis, Matt Hancock, Esther McVey and Penny Mordaunt on just two per cent.

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ConHome chief Paul Goodman said: 'Boris' resignation catapulted him to the front of the queue as the main Conservative opponent of Theresa May’s EU policy. And the worse she does, the more he thrives.

'The postponement of Brexit, the talks with Jeremy Corbyn, the return of Nigel Farage, the looming European elections, the sense of drift and paralysis…all these have bumped him up to his highest total since last August'.

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Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the powerful 1922 committee, is set to tell the PM to stand aside or risk her own MPs altering the Conservative Party leadership rules to force her out.

The influential backbencher will meet with Mrs May to tell her that 76 per cent of Tory MPs want her to resign over her handling of Brexit.

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Members of the committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to tear up the party rule book that currently prevent a second no confidence vote being held until December, it was reported yesterday.

Mrs May has promised to quit as leader once Britain leaves the EU, but has so far failed to get a deal through Parliament.

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