Wednesday 19 June 2019 12:09 pm

Raab backs Boris in Conservative leadership race

Dominic Raab has thrown his weight behind Tory leadership contender Boris Johnson this morning.

Having been knocked out of the race yesterday, the backbench MP has said today that he is supporting Johnson to become the next PM.

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The endorsement further strengthens the chances of Johnson entering Downing Street, having come top of yesterday’s ballot with 126 votes.

Raab told the Evening Standard: “The only candidate who will now do this is Boris Johnson – and so i’ll be supporting him to become our next Prime Minister”.

The former Brexit secretary said he believed the current frontrunner is “absolutely committed” to taking the UK out of the EU on 31 October.