Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for International Trade, has said that he is intending to support Jeremy Hunt’s bid to become leader of the Conservative Party. Fox, who stood in the 2005 and 2016 leadership contests, decided not to stand in the bid to replace Theresa May, the current leader and Prime Minister.
Hunt acknowledged Fox’s support, posting on Twitter:
“Privilege to work with @LiamFox in Cabinet for many of the last nine years and very honoured by his support. He is an outstanding trade secretary. Looking forward to working with him to get a better Brexit deal and make the most of new trading opportunities across the globe.”