Endorsements in the 2019 Conservative Party (UK) leadership election

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Boris Johnson currently leads the race among Members of Parliament, having the backing of 88 out of 313 MPs.

This is a list of endorsements for declared candidates for the 2019 leadership election for the Conservative Party of the United Kingdom.

Members of Parliament[edit]

In total, 239 out of 313 Conservative MPs are currently openly backing a bid by one of the candidates.

James Cleverly[edit]

Prior to his withdrawal on 4 June, James Cleverly had 4 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Michael Gove[edit]

Michael Gove has 35 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Sam Gyimah[edit]

Prior to his withdrawal on 10 June, Sam Gyimah had 4 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Matt Hancock[edit]

Prior to his withdrawal on 14 June, Matt Hancock had 17 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Mark Harper[edit]

Prior to his elimination on 13 June, Mark Harper had 8 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Jeremy Hunt has 39 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Sajid Javid[edit]

Sajid Javid has 19 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Boris Johnson[edit]

Boris Johnson has 89 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Andrea Leadsom[edit]

Prior to her elimination on 13 June, Andrea Leadsom had 5 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including herself.

Kit Malthouse[edit]

Prior to his withdrawal on 4 June, Kit Malthouse had 7 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Esther McVey[edit]

Prior to her elimination on 13 June, Esther McVey had 6 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including herself.

Dominic Raab[edit]

Dominic Raab has 24 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Rory Stewart[edit]

Candidate Rory Stewart.

Rory Stewart has 7 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Former MPs and MEPs[edit]

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Rory Stewart[edit]

Peers[edit]

Sajid Javid[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

MSPs and AMs[edit]

Michael Gove[edit]

Sajid Javid[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Rory Stewart[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Sam Gyimah[edit]

Matt Hancock[edit]

Sajid Javid[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Rory Stewart[edit]

Organisations[edit]

Matt Hancock[edit]

Dominic Raab[edit]

Publications[edit]

Publications 2017 general election
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ConservativeHome Conservative Party Boris Johnson [1]

References[edit]

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  50. ^ Ranil Jayawardena [@TeamRanil] (10 June 2019). "After a lot of thought and discussion with constituents, Ranil is backing Boris to be the next Leader of the Conservative Party - and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom @BackBoris @BorisJohnson #BackBoris" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 June 2019 – via Twitter.
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  61. ^ MP  🇬🇧, Henry Smith (11 June 2019). "I'm backing @BorisJohnson for Conservative leader because as Prime Minister he'll deliver the record vote for Brexit without delay. Beyond, he speaks to people's aspiration for our country's future prosperity, an enhanced environment and British global confidence. #BackBoris pic.twitter.com/zIGDMxuecH".
  62. ^ Today (BBC Radio 4) [@BBCr4today] (10 June 2019). "Security Minister Ben Wallace says he backs Boris Johnson because he's a "one nation Tory and reaches a part of the country none of the other candidates do" #r4today" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  63. ^ Bennett, Owen (23 May 2019). "Gavin Williamson: I'm backing Boris to deliver Brexit and beat Labour". City A.M. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  64. ^ Richard Benyon [@RichardBenyonMP] (29 May 2019). "Why I have decided to #JoinKit and support @kitmalthouse the forthcoming #conservativeleadership contest" (Tweet). Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  65. ^ a b Honeycombe-Foster, Matt (28 May 2019). "Housing minister Kit Malthouse flies flag for 'new generation' as he becomes tenth Tory to join leadership race". PoliticsHome. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  66. ^ George Hollingbery [@GHollingbery] (29 May 2019). "I'm joining Kit for the #conservativeleadership because his ideas got us through the same lobby on Brexit, he's got great ideas and he's got an impressive track record delivering in front line politics. #JoinKit #KitMalthouse" (Tweet). Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  67. ^ Paul Maynard [@PaulMaynardUK] (29 May 2019). "Kit Malthouse has a very impressive #Job #House #School agenda and he's the only candidate who has actually brought people together to hammer out a #Brexit compromise. That's why I'm joining Kit. #JoinKit #JobHouseSchool" (Tweet). Retrieved 29 May 2019 – via Twitter.
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  72. ^ Hope, Christopher; Swinford, Steven; Mikhailova, Anna (22 May 2019). "Andrea Leadsom quits Government signalling end of phoney war over Conservative leadership". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 26 May 2019. MP supporters include former ministers Maria Miller, Shailesh Vara, Sir Hugo Swire, Suella Braverman and Shailesh Vara along with former ministerial aide Robert Courts.
  73. ^ Association, Press (4 May 2019). "David Davis bows out of Tory leadership contest as he says he will back Dominic Raab to replace Theresa May". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  74. ^ Malnick, Edward (11 May 2019). "Raab infuriating the EU with demands May 'never dared' make shows why he should be PM, allies say". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  75. ^ Coates, Sam (6 May 2019). "Tory leadership contenders show off wives and policies". The Times. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  76. ^ Tryhorn, Faye (28 May 2019). "Local MP joins the race for Conservative leadership". Spire FM. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  77. ^ Leader, Rory For (2019-06-11). ""Only one candidate can appeal to all sections of society…and that is Rory Stewart." - @GillianKeegan introduces @RoryStewartUK #Rory4Leader #PutRoryThroughpic.twitter.com/HfFX8ez8FX". @roryforleader. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  78. ^ Victoria Prentis [@VictoriaPrentis] (27 May 2019). "I am supporting @RoryStewartUK for Leader of the Conservatives" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  79. ^ Antoinette Sandbach [@Sandbach] (5 June 2019). "I am supporting @RoryStewartUK" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  80. ^ Wilson, Rob (22 May 2019). "Jeremy Hunt has just what is needed to be a truly great Prime Minister". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  81. ^ David Campbell Bannerman [@DCBMEP] (27 May 2019). "And how @BorisJohnson ! You are our only hope of coming back" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  82. ^ Stewart Jackson [@BrexitStewart] (24 May 2019). "It can only be Boris Johnson" (Tweet). Retrieved 24 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  83. ^ Sajjad Karim [@SHKMEP] (5 June 2019). "Im supporting Rory for leader of @Conservatives because he has what it takes" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  84. ^ MSP, Annie Wells (2019-06-11). "I'm delighted to support @sajidjavid @TeamSaj in his campaign to be PM. @sajidjavid in my eyes is what true conservatism is all about. #TeamSaj". @AnnieWellsMSP. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  85. ^ Darren Millar [@DarrenMillarAM] (10 June 2019). "It is vital that our next Prime Minister delivers Brexit and unites people in our country once again. @BorisJohnson is the man for that job. That is why I'm backing Boris #BackBoris @BackBoris" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  86. ^ Andrew R. T. Davies [@AndrewRTDavies] (9 June 2019). "Writing in today's Welsh edition of the Sunday Times, I outline why @BorisJohnson is best placed to be our next leader and take the party forward, deliver Brexit and defeat Jeremy Corbyn @BackBoris #BackBoris" (Tweet). Retrieved 10 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  87. ^ MSP, Donald Cameron (2019-06-12). "I'm biased because he's an old pal but @RoryStewartUK would make a formidable leader. He has the vision, charisma, and ability to unify this country. #RoryForLeader". @DAJCameron. Retrieved 2019-06-12.
  88. ^ MSP, Finlay Carson (2019-06-11). "Spot on Euan! MPs north and south of the border need to take heed of the support he is getting across the country. He can unite the United Kingdom again". @fincarson. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  89. ^ Fraser, Murdo (2019-06-11). "Be like Adam". @murdo_fraser. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  90. ^ MSP, Adam Tomkins (2019-06-11). "I don't have a vote this week but, if I did, I'd vote for @RoryStewartUK". @ProfTomkins. Retrieved 2019-06-11.
  91. ^ Sam Bowman [@s8mb] (7 June 2019). "A smart, growth-focused tax plan from @SamGyimah. Proud to have been able to help out with this" (Tweet). Retrieved 9 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  92. ^ Laura Kuenssberg [@bbclaurak] (10 June 2019). "Matt Hancock also has Judge Rinder here to support him - tells me he's not a member of Tory party so has no vote but is a 'character reference' for him" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  93. ^ Ali, Nimco (7 June 2019). "Why am I backing Boris? Because he's a real feminist". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
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  95. ^ Stanley, Tim (14 May 2019). "Cometh the hour, cometh the man – it's time for the Tories to send for Boris". The Daily Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  96. ^ Sugar, Lord (2019-06-14). "I seriously back @BorisJohnson to be the new PM . The public like him and he will have a good chance of winning the general election in 2021 if not before. Any one who can stop @jeremycorbyn from becoming PM has my backing". @Lord_Sugar. Retrieved 2019-06-14.
  97. ^ Kenber, Billy (6 April 2019). "Millionaire banker backs Dominic Raab's leadership bid". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 17 May 2019.