BoJo allies reportedly 'confident’ he can secure 100 backers for PM contest

The latest figures show that Rishi Sunak has won the support of 5 Conservative MPs, 37 of whom are Boris Johnson supporters and 16 Penny Mordaunt supporters. These are MPs who have made public statements, but Johnson’s allies are said to be „confident” he can secure the 100 supporters needed to put his name on the ballot. The three are the favorites in the race to replace Liz Truss, with candidates having until 2pm local time on Monday to secure 100 candidates to be in the running for prime minister. This is from The Telegraph: Nadine Dorries, the former culture secretary who is backing Mr Johnson, said: „I’m pretty sure he’ll get 100 signatures.” Meanwhile, an anonymous government minister told Sky News they „assumed” Johnson would reach 100, while a supporter of the former prime minister told Turtle: „We have 100 candidates.”