23 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak stands for PM as Johnson seeks support

Culture Correspondent

Rishi Sunak has finally declared what many already suspected – that he is standing to become the next Prime Minister.

More than a third of all Tory MPs have backed him publicly – a figure that will see him comfortably through to the first round.

Meanwhile Boris Johnson trails with just 47 MPs willing to go on the record with their support, although his backers insist he has met the threshold of 100.