The Guardian newspaper has reported that several Conservative MPs may quit the party should Boris Johnson become the new leader in the event of Theresa May standing down or being forced out.
The Guardian noted:
“One minister said she would leave the party if Johnson and his supporters, such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, took over the Conservatives. Another minister said he knew of five or six Conservatives who were openly saying they were so opposed to a Johnson premiership that they could not stay in the party run by him and a group of ‘Brexit ultras’.”
Currently Bet365 have Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt and Sajid Javid as the most likely to take on the Tory leadership as speculation at Westminster increases about the Prime Minister’s position.