Boris, Rishi or Penny? Which hopeful is your Tory MP backing?

21 October 2022, 10:09 | Updated: 21 October 2022, 12:06

Tories are picking a new leader
Tories are picking a new leader. Picture: Alamy

By Will Taylor

Conservative MPs are choosing the third Prime Minister of the year as Boris Johnson eyes a controversial comeback.

MPs are starting to pick their candidate for leader with each hoping to pass the 100 vote threshold in the fast-tracked leadership race.

Rishi Sunak is in the lead with Penny Mordaunt coming third. Both challenged Liz Truss for the leadership, culminating in a torrid time in No10 before eventually quitting in the shortest-ever term in Downing Street.

Amid calls for a general election, Conservatives are now voting in a quicker timetable.

Read more: Boris builds backing for shock comeback: Ex-PM 'to get backing from 100 Tory MPs' as he flies back to rally endorsements

If only one candidate gets 100 votes, they will become leader after an MPs' vote on Monday. If there are three - the maximum possible under these rules - then an indicative vote will be held later that day.

Members, who ultimately picked Ms Truss over Mr Sunak, could get a say in an online vote if neither of the final two candidates drops out.

Sir Graham Brady, who leads the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, said a leader should be in place October 31.

According to Conservative Home, here are how the MPs are planning on voting:

Boris Johnson - 39

  • Paul Bristow
  • James Duddridge
  • Nadine Dorries
  • Brendan Clarke-Smith
  • Michael Fabricant
  • Stephen McPartland
  • Marco Longhi
  • Andrea Jenkyns
  • Andrew Stephenson
  • Lia Nici
  • Christopher Chope
  • Shaun Bailey
  • David Morris
  • Karl McCartney
  • Amanda Milling
  • Peter Bone
  • Chris Clarkson
  • Jane Hunt
  • Tom Pursglove
  • James Grundy
  • Holly Mumby-Croft
  • Trudy Harrison
  • Scott Benton
  • Mark Eastwood
  • Jill Mortimer
  • Kelly Tolhurst
  • Richard Drax
  • Phillip Hollobone
  • Shailesh Vara
  • Maria Caulfield
  • Sir Edward Leigh
  • Nigel Adams
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg
  • Ian Levy
  • Henry Smith
  • Tom Pursglove
  • Mark Pritchard
  • Jane Stevenson
  • Gareth Johnson

Penny Mordaunt (19)

  • Derek Thomas
  • Bob Seely
  • John Lamont
  • Damien Collins
  • Maria Miller
  • Andrea Leadsom
  • Kieran Mullan
  • Robbie Moore
  • Craig Tracey
  • Nicola Richards
  • John Penrose
  • Heather Wheeler
  • Elliot Colburn
  • James Davies
  • Harriet Baldwin
  • Caroline Dinenage
  • Caroline Ansell

Rishi Sunak (49)

  • Crispin Blunt
  • Julie Marson
  • Richard Holden
  • Angela Richardson
  • Steve Double
  • Kevin Hollinrake
  • Jo Gideon
  • Paul Maynard
  • John Glen
  • Andrew Bowie
  • Anthony Mangnall
  • Simon Hart
  • Craig Williams
  • John Stevenson
  • Gary Streeter
  • Andrew Murrison
  • Dominic Raab
  • James Cartlidge
  • Simon Jupp
  • Bim Afolami
  • Nick Gibb
  • Fay Jones
  • Alex Chalk
  • Laura Trott
  • Maggie Throup
  • Simon Hoare
  • Edward Timpson
  • Laura Farris
  • Huw Merriman
  • Robert Goodwill
  • Simon Fell
  • Helen Whately
  • James Morris
  • Victoria Prentis
  • Jonathan Djangoly
  • Richard Graham
  • Anthony Browne
  • Mel Stride
  • Gareth Davies
  • Siobhan Baillie
  • Robin Walker
  • Robert Jenrick
  • Damian Hinds
  • Rehman Chishti
  • Guy Opperman
  • Claire Coutinho
  • James Gray
  • Steve Brine
  • David TC Davies

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