UK minister says Sunak and Mordaunt ‘must come together’ to prevent Johnson’s return to No 10
As the race for Britain’s Prime Minister begins, a cabinet minister has suggested that former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak and House of Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt should band together to prevent the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson entering Downing Street.
The source claimed Sunak and Mordaunt needed to talk and reach a deal to prevent Boris Johnson from returning to Downing Street ‘at all costs’. Sputnik cited a report by The temperature. Development comes as Liz Truss announced his resignation a day after Suella Braverman stepped down as UK Home Secretary.
The unnamed minister said: ‘We just need someone competent to help us through these incredibly difficult times and that person cannot be Boris. The temperature reported. The source claimed that “Rishi and Penny need to talk about a deal. The priority must be to stop Boris at all costs.”
The source further suggested that Rishi Sunak should offer Penny Mordaunt the post of former UK Secretary and appoint Jeremy Hunt as Chancellor of the Exchequer. According to the source, Jeremy Hunt must continue to remain as Chancellor of the Exchequer to “reassure the markets”. The development comes as the race to become UK Prime Minister begins
Rishi Sunak has yet to announce his decision to stand in the race for British Prime Minister
Former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has become the first Conservative leadership candidate to cross the 100-nomination threshold, Independent reported. Notably, gaining the support of 100 MPs is the minimum requirement to enter the next stage of the competition for the post of Prime Minister and Conservative leader. Sunak has not officially announced his intention to run in the race for prime minister. However, several Tory leaders, including Sajid Javid and Matt Hancock, have shown their support for Sunak in the prime minister race on social media.
Penny Mordaunt announces her leadership bid
Meanwhile, Commons leader Penny Mordaunt has announced that she will run to become Tory leader and next prime minister. In her announcement, Mordaunt wrote, “I have been heartened by the support of colleagues who want a fresh start, a united party and leadership in the national interest.” She added: “I am running to be the leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister – to unite our country, deliver on our promises and win the next GE.”
Meanwhile, former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to London after his vacation in the Caribbean. According to Independent report, Britain’s Minister of State for Trade James Duddridge said Johnson will arrive in the UK on Saturday and enter the race to become the Tory leader.