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Guilty
No confidence in the Prime Minister
Has Boris' time come to an end?
RISHI SUNAK
The ‘dapper MP’
At Boris' side... until now
A Marmite contender
In the lead
LIZ TRUSS
A slightly different upbringing
The 'human hand grenade'
An affair that was looked down upon
'Fizz with Liz'
Peaked too early
MICHAEL GOVE
Third attempt at the top spot
Trust issues
Not trusted by his colleagues
A man who has become a parody of himself
A face always in the press - for changing his mind
JEREMY HUNT
Caused first-ever strikes in the NHS
The outsider
Have Hunt’s ambitions waned?
Ambitions not ‘completely vanished’
PRITI PATEL
The long-time MP who was sacked
A hard woman
Saved by Johnson
Asylum seekers to be turned back
Priti Patel won't stop there
SAJID JAVID
A strong word with Cummings
‘No self-respecting minister can accept’
Popular amongst the people
Keeping with the mask to promote safety
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27 Tory MPs have now called for Boris Johnson to resign since he was fined by the Met Police in April. According to Sky News, Andrew Bridge (the latest to add his name to the list) said, "I and colleagues have put in a letter of no confidence ... This would give the Parliamentary Party the opportunity to register whether they believe Boris Johnson is the person to continue leading the party or not."

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Guilty

There has been a lot of scandal in the UK as the Sue Gray report found serious shows of 'failure of leadership'. Boris has been handed a fine by the Met police for holding a party for his birthday on 19th June 2021 - in the middle of lockdown.

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No confidence in the Prime Minister

Sue Gray called it a 'failure of leadership' in her report at the beginning of the year. There are calls by many MPs to support a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, as he shows no sign of resigning. He is the first PM found to have broken the law.

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Has Boris' time come to an end?

Meanwhile, the vultures who see themselves as a possible Prime Minister are circling, waiting to see how long Johnson will last. The most likely contenders for the post of Prime Minister are...

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RISHI SUNAK

Currently Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position he has held since February 2020.

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The ‘dapper MP’

This 41 year old, dapper MP is said to be very popular with women (he is affectionately known as 'Dishy Rishi') though happily married with two children, although recently his wife has been attacked by the media and public for her tax status. Sunak studied at Oxford University.

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At Boris' side... until now

Rishi supported Boris Johnson in his original bid for leadership but is now offering less enthusiastic public support for Johnson in his present predicament, despite he himself being caught up in the scandal.

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A Marmite contender

He has very mixed support. Rishi was praised during the first lockdown for supporting some workers with paid furlough but is now facing criticism for his handling of inflation and tax rises.

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In the lead

He is seen as being ready and eager to take over the premiership. Sunak is currently the top contender for the post by quite a wide margin.

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LIZ TRUSS

Currently Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, (The Foreign Secretary).

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A slightly different upbringing

Despite being in the Conservative Party she had very left-wing parents, went to a comprehensive school and her mother took her on peace marches when she was a child. Truss, like Rishi Sunak, went to Oxford University.

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The 'human hand grenade'

Elizabeth is well liked by members of the Conservative Party and was known in her early years as the “human hand grenade.” Apparently she had a tendency to 'blow things up.'

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An affair that was looked down upon

Liz’s career, though, almost came to an abrupt end after members found out – and objected to – her affair with another MP.

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'Fizz with Liz'

She is well known for hosting social events for MPs, occasions which have become known as “fizz with Liz” - though some say that she doesn't use this term herself.

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Peaked too early

Some members of the public say that Truss’ bid for the leadership was made known too early and there are already rumours of a deal between other candidates to keep her out. She hasn't won the hearts of the British public in recent months either. After a Good Morning Britain interview, Twitter user Manjit Rana wrote: "#gmb Liz Truss just sounds like a broken record... she is such an embarrassing foreign secretary"

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MICHAEL GOVE

Michael Gove is currently Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government and Minister for Governmental Relations.

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Third attempt at the top spot

Gove has twice before run to become Leader of the Conservative Party, finishing in third place on both occasions. This is his third attempt. 
Gove was also one of the leading advocates for Brexit.

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Trust issues

Gove has robustly defended Boris Johnson in the recent scandals over parties at No 10 Downing Street during lockdown. This doesn't see him in a particularly good light these days.

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Not trusted by his colleagues

However, Johnson allies have never really trusted him since he deliberately wrecked Boris Johnson's first bid for the leadership in 2016.

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A man who has become a parody of himself

Michael Gove is often made a figure of fun and frequently parodied on radio and television political satire programmes but it is a mistake to underestimate him.

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A face always in the press - for changing his mind

He has the reputation of being a fierce, fearless and shrewd operator who has been interviewed on news and current affairs programmes many times. Mr Gove is also well known for changing his mind.

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JEREMY HUNT

Hunt is currently chair of Health and Social Care Select Committee. 
He served as Secretary of Health and Social Care from 2012 – 2018, making him the longest in the post ever.

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Caused first-ever strikes in the NHS

Hunt championed patient safety but annoyed many in NHS by the way he went about it: he really clashed with junior doctors which led to all-out strikes. The first time it's ever happened in NHS. Loved by some, loathed by others.

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The outsider

Jeremy Hunt has failed in a pitch for leadership once before and would be a rank outsider.

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Have Hunt’s ambitions waned?

Hunt has a quiet manner which would be a relief after Johnson. In the past he admitted that his ambitions have 'waned a bit.'

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Ambitions not ‘completely vanished’

However, The Telegraph recently reported that Hunt said his ambitions to lead the Conservative Party had not “completely vanished.” He might well relish having another round in the ring and seeing off the man who beat him in 2019.

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PRITI PATEL

Patel is the current Home Secretary, an outsider and the most controversial of the contenders. She's one of the few contenders who attended a comprehensive school and her degree is from Keele University.

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The long-time MP who was sacked

Priti Patel has been an MP since 2010 and held a ministerial post under Teresa May's premiership but was sacked for holding unofficial meetings with Israelis.

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A hard woman

A divisive character who has the reputation of being a hard nosed right winger who is liked by the right of the party and loathed by the left. She has a hard line on both immigration and crime. Patel was a prominent figure in the Vote Leave campaign for Brexit.

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Saved by Johnson

Priti was found to have broken the ministerial code in 2020 when she was accused of bullying her staff. Johnson allowed her to remain in the cabinet.

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Asylum seekers to be turned back

She has horrified many people by now implementing an act that sees immigrants deferred to Rwanda for processing. Patel also stated that asylum seekers, including women and children, should be turned back in the English Channel.

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Priti Patel won't stop there

Priti is also the architect of a bill currently being put to parliament which would severely restrict citizens' right to protest. It's argued that this bill would seriously contravene the Human Rights Act.

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SAJID JAVID

Javid is currently Secretary for Health and Social Care and an experienced top politician. He ran against Johnson in the 2019 leadership election and finished in fourth place.

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A strong word with Cummings

Javid resigned from his much longed for role as Chancellor after clashing with Johnson's then chief adviser, Dominic Cummings.

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‘No self-respecting minister can accept’

Cummings ordered Javid to sack some of his staff, and he refused the order saying that no self-respecting minister could accept.

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Popular amongst the people

Javid may not be as popular as the front runners, but he has won popularity amongst the general public by his performance so far as Health Secretary since he took over the post in June 2021.

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Keeping with the mask to promote safety

Javid has said that he keeps wearing his mask even after relaxation of Covid rules.

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