11 Jul 2022

Boris Johnson refuses to back a candidate for next prime minister

Political Editor

Boris Johnson says he won’t be giving his support to any of the 11 candidates in the race to replace him as Tory leader, because he doesn’t want to damage anyone’s chances.

But one of the contenders, former Health Secretary Sajid Javid, has already described the contest itself as damaging. He warned “this isn’t House of Cards”.