Endorsements in the 2019 Conservative Party leadership election

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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, 188 out of 313 Conservative MPs are currently[when???] openly backing a bid by one of the candidates still in the race.

James Cleverly[edit]

James Cleverly (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

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]

Prior to his elimination on 20 June, Michael Gove had 36 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]

Matt Hancock (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

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]

Prior to his elimination on 23 July, Jeremy Hunt had 50 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Sajid Javid[edit]

Sajid Javid (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

Prior to his elimination on 20 June, Sajid Javid had 23 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Boris Johnson[edit]

Prior to his victory on 23 July, Boris Johnson had 146 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Andrea Leadsom[edit]

Andrea Leadsom (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

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]

Kit Malthouse (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

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]

Esther McVey (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

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 (subsequently endorsed Johnson)

Prior to his elimination on 18 June, Dominic Raab had 25 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Rory Stewart[edit]

Rory Stewart (subsequently endorsed Hunt)

Prior to his elimination on 19 June, Rory Stewart had 14 backers among the Members of Parliament for the Conservative Party, including himself.

Members of the European Parliament[edit]

Michael Gove[edit]

Former Cabinet ministers[edit]

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Former MPs and MEPs[edit]

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Rory Stewart[edit]

Peers[edit]

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Sajid Javid[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Members of devolved legislatures[edit]

Michael Gove[edit]

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Sajid Javid[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Rory Stewart[edit]

Directly elected mayors[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Police and Crime Commissioners[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Individuals[edit]

Sam Gyimah[edit]

Matt Hancock[edit]

Jeremy Hunt[edit]

Sajid Javid[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Rory Stewart[edit]

Organisations[edit]

Matt Hancock[edit]

Boris Johnson[edit]

Dominic Raab[edit]

Publications[edit]

Publications 2017 general election
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ConservativeHome Conservative Party Boris Johnson [1]
Evening Standard Conservative Party Boris Johnson [2]
The Daily Telegraph Conservative Party Boris Johnson [3]
The Sunday Telegraph Conservative Party Boris Johnson

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The Sun Conservative Party Boris Johnson [5]
The Times Conservative Party Boris Johnson [6]
The Sunday Times Conservative Party Boris Johnson [7]

References[edit]

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  41. ^ MP, Ben Bradley (16 June 2019). "I am proud to have supported @EstherMcVey1 and her #BlueCollarConservative agenda, and I'm delighted that @BorisJohnson has confirmed his commitment to those values. I think he's the candidate best placed to deliver #Brexit and I'll be supporting him to be our PMpic.twitter.com/v3oi9MDelC".
  42. ^ MP, Suella Braverman (19 June 2019). "I'm pleased to be supporting @borisjohnson as next leader of @conservatives and Prime Minister. He is the one to deliver Brexit, re-energise our country and beat Jeremy Corbyn. #backboris".
  43. ^ @ABridgen (4 June 2019). "There is one candidate to become Conservative Party leader who is a proven winner, a committed Brexiteer and who has the vision for a post Brexit Britain. That's why I will @Backboris to be the next leader of the Conservative Party" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  48. ^ Chishti, Rehman (18 June 2019). "Delighted to support @BorisJohnson for Leader of our Party and future PM. I have worked with Boris over many years covering many issues:Religious Freedom (Asia Bibi Case) /(Defeating Daesh ideology). Trade 🇬🇧🇵🇰 as Trade Envoy & it was a pleasure to welcome him to my constituency".
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  52. ^ Coffey, Therese (11 June 2019). "BoJo has the mojo to make Brexit happen and reach out to many parts of our country to deliver a better, brighter Britain. Building on a great record of leadership and action in our capital and national events like the Olympics, he can achieve the same for our country @BackBoris".
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  57. ^ Isaby, Jonathan [@isaby] (19 June 2019). "Welsh Affairs Committee Chair David Davies reveals he is now backing Boris Johnson, having previously voted for Raab" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  58. ^ MP, MimsDavies [@mimsdavies] (20 June 2019). "Backed @BorisJohnson in final round now @sajidjavid is not in final mix. Supporting him as we then have best chance of delivering Brexit & moving forward with it done-as @Conservatives we then must concentrate on extending our ideas & policies-reaching beyond core vote #BackBoris" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
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  66. ^ Foster, Kevin (20 June 2019). "Just been to vote in the Conservative Party Leadership election. It was a privilege to back @sajidjavid yet in this round I decided to vote for @BorisJohnson who has the best chance of delivering Brexit & who as Mayor of London reached out beyond our core vote. #BackBoris".
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  69. ^ MP, Helen Grant (19 June 2019). ".@BorisJohnson has the resolve required to deliver Brexit by the end of October and the ideas, energy and personality needed to unite our country around an inspiring domestic agenda. That is why I will now be wholeheartedly supporting him to become our next Prime Minister".
  70. ^ Green, Chris (19 June 2019). "The next vote for leader of the @Conservatives will be later today and I announced on @BBCRadioManc that I will be backing @BorisJohnson He delivered for London and now I want him to deliver for the whole United Kingdom".
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  80. ^ MP, Andrea Jenkyns (18 June 2019). "For 3 years we have been fighting to deliver Brexit, with Remain MPs trying to stop the will of our people. Now Dominic has left the contest I will throw my support 100% behind @BorisJohnson. He is the last true Brexiteer standing, who resigned on principle to fight for Brexit".
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  82. ^ "Andrea Leadsom Endorses Boris Johnson For Conservative Party Leader". HuffPost UK. 18 June 2019.
  83. ^ Lewer, Andrew (16 June 2019). ". @BorisJohnson is supporting @EstherMcVey1 #BlueCollarConservative policies as well as being determined to deliver a proper Brexit. He has my support!pic.twitter.com/nJrLtA81oq".
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  86. ^ https://twitter.com/timloughton/status/1151807860910768128
  87. ^ "Senior MP Kit Malthouse backs Boris Johnson in leadership bid". Evening Standard. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  88. ^ "Boost for Boris Johnson as Tory MPs vote for new PM". Evening Standard. 13 June 2019.
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  96. ^ MP, Chris Philp (20 June 2019). "I have voted for @BorisJohnson in the final round today, and will do so again as a party member in July if he gets through. I believe decisive and bold leadership is needed to navigate us through these times".
  97. ^ MP, Tom Pursglove (19 June 2019). "I'm convinced that only @BorisJohnson will deliver a proper Brexit by the 31st October - come what may. All aboard! @BackBorispic.twitter.com/rgOfGsUtDy".
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  100. ^ Chris Skidmore [@CSkidmoreUK] (20 June 2019). "I have decided that with the support of the majority of MPs and members, @BorisJohnson can unite the party and deliver Brexit with a liberal agenda for the future, that backs freedom of talent and must as a priority protect our European research and education partnerships" (Tweet). Retrieved 20 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  101. ^ 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".
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  118. ^ Lewer, Andrew (27 May 2019). "Esther McVey's optimistic 'Blue Collar Conservatism' is just what our country needs". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  119. ^ MP, Sir David Amess (13 June 2019). "This is the 10th leadership contest since I have been an MP. I am aware of the responsibility that I have in being able to choose someone who will not only lead my party but become Prime Minster. I attended all the hustings and have decided to vote for @DominicRaab".
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  126. ^ "Backing Stewart, junior defence minister Ellwood says Johnson needs to be tested". Reuters. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  127. ^ "Margot James on Twitter: "Cheered by the thoughtful and positive #C4Debate @RoryStewartUK had the edge for me, energetic, determined and embracing the centre ground, I will support him for next PM"". @margot_james_mp. 16 June 2019.
  128. ^ Leader, Rory For (11 June 2019). ""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 11 June 2019.
  129. ^ Sparrow, Andrew; Rawlinson, Kevin; Carrell, Severin; Sparrow, Andrew (17 June 2019). "Tory leadership: deputy prime minister backs Rory Stewart - as it happened" – via www.theguardian.com.
  130. ^ Leader, Rory For (11 June 2019). "Masterton backing Rory Stewart for Leader". @PM4EastRen. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  131. ^ Victoria Prentis [@VictoriaPrentis] (27 May 2019). "I am supporting @RoryStewartUK for Leader of the Conservatives" (Tweet). Retrieved 27 May 2019 – via Twitter.
  132. ^ Antoinette Sandbach [@Sandbach] (5 June 2019). "I am supporting @RoryStewartUK" (Tweet). Retrieved 5 June 2019 – via Twitter.
  133. ^ MP, Dame Caroline Spelman (17 June 2019). "After yesterday's TV debates, I'm very pleased to now support @RoryStewartUK. His realistic and positive vision for Britain promises to reach out to a broad audience, especially young people. Rory can bring people together and unite the country. #RoryForLeader". @spelmanc. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  134. ^ MEP, Nosheena Mobarik (17 June 2019). "We need an experienced person to lead the country through a challenging time. Someone who has a track record on delivering on any brief. I am endorsing #Gove4PM @michaelgove".
  135. ^ McLoughlin, Bill (2 July 2019). "Tory leadership shock: Only ONE contender has what it takes says Hague in huge endorsement". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
  136. ^ Weaver, Matthew (5 July 2019). "Tory leadership: Johnson denies intelligence claims as John Major backs Hunt – as it happened". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 5 July 2019.
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