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Boris is the favourite to succeed May ahead of Davidson

  • A recent poll has suggested Boris Johnson is favourite to replace Theresa May
  • The poll found 23% of Conservative Party members have backed Mr Johnson
  • Mr Hohnson was ahead ahead of rivals Ruth Davidson and Jacob Rees-Mogg

Boris Johnson has come out as the favourite to succeed Theresa May as party leader in a poll of Conservative Party members, it was reported last night.

The poll, conducted by YouGov, found that 23 per cent of members backed Mr Johnson and suggested that the foreign secretary’s position on Brexit had paid off.

He was ahead ahead of rivals Ruth Davidson and Jacob Rees-Mogg, who each polled 19 per cent and 17 per cent respectively.

Boris Johnson (pictured) has come out as the favourite to succeed Theresa May as party leader

Two weeks ago, Mr Johnson published a 4,200 word article which outlined his vision for Brexit – just days before Mrs May was due to deliver a key speech.

He has since set out further red lines on a transition deal, making it clear he is pushing for a shorter transition than Philip Hammond, the chancellor.

According to a new poll, 69 per cent of Tory members think that is he doing a good job in the Foreign office, stressing that they do not share the view of some cabinet members that he is putting the stability of the government at risk.

Two weeks ago, Mr Johnson published a 4,200 word article which outlined his vision for Brexit – just days before Mrs May was due to deliver a key speech.

He has set out further red lines on a transition deal, making it clear he is pushing for a shorter transition than Philip Hammond, the chancellor.

According to a new poll, 69 per cent of Tory members think that is he doing a good job in the Foreign office, stressing that they do not share the view of some cabinet members that he is putting the stability of the government at risk.

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