Grant Shapps, the transport secretary, has develop into the most recent Conservative to announce a bid to develop into the subsequent prime minister.
Mr Shapps pledged to finish “tactical government by an often distracted centre”.
He joins a management race that features the previous chancellor Rishi Sunak, who introduced his bid on Friday, vowing to “restore trust, rebuild the economy and reunite the country”.
Mr Sunak resigned from the Treasury shortly after Sajid Javid give up as well being secretary on Tuesday, prompting a wave of resignations that finally led to Mr Johnson’s downfall.
He has received the endorsement of quite a lot of Conservative MPs, together with former Tory chairman Oliver Dowden and ex-Cabinet minister Liam Fox.
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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace was the bookies’ favorite to succeed Mr Johnson however introduced on Saturday that he wouldn’t stand.
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Mr Wallace had emerged because the clear favorite within the newest YouGov ballot of Conservative Party members – beating Mr Sunak, in addition to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and former defence secretary Penny Mordaunt who’ve but to disclose whether or not they’ll stand for the management.
Tom Tugendhat, the veteran and chair of the international affairs choose committee, turned the primary MP to announce he would run to be the brand new occasion chief on Thursday.
The former equalities minister Kemi Badenoch has additionally introduced her intention to run, unveiling plans to radically reduce the dimensions of the state and preside over a “limited government focused on essentials”.
Mr Javid is known to be weighing up whether or not to run for the management.
Dominic Raab, the deputy prime minister, is known to have dominated himself out of the race for the highest job, as has former levelling up secretary Michael Gove, who was sacked by Mr Johnson forward of his personal resignation.
Ex-health secretary Matt Hancock has additionally confirmed he is not going to run.
Mr Johnson’s authorities plunge into freefall after a sequence of scandals together with partygate and, most lately, allegations in opposition to disgraced deputy chief whip Chris Pincher, which the prime minister initially denied data of.
Mr Johnson introduced his resignation in an deal with to the nation outdoors Downing Street on Thursday.
But it’s unclear when he’ll depart Downing Street and has confronted calls from some MPs to go instantly.