Public Backers Update: Pre-Vote Edition

MPs will start voting at 3pm, as things stand Boris has a commanding lead, holding more publicly declared backers than Hunt, Gove, and Raab combined.

Westminster whispers are that Rory Stewart has accumulated the 33 backers required to take him through to Thursday’s vote, although fewer than half of those voters have gone on the record. Saj and Raab are struggling… 

Michael Gove also took a slight hit this morning as his early backer Bob Seely switched to Boris, meaning Hunt is now the second placed candidate by just one vote. The question remains how different will public declarations be to private votes…

Seen Elsewhere

Tip offs: 020 7193 4041

Quote of the Day

Expelled Tory MP, Richard Benyon, on the short three-day Programme Motion for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill:

“Whether you had three days, three weeks or three months debating this, you would not hear one original argument that we hadn’t otherwise heard in this process…”


Guidogram: Sign up

Subscribe to the most succinct 7 days a week daily email read by thousands of Westminster insiders.