resigned in July
One scandal after another forced Johnson to step down in July. In September, the country got his successor. There were Sunak and Truss in the race and Truss won. According to the British media, in a conversation with UK Trade Minister James Dudridge, Johnson has said that he is ready for the post of PM. Along with this, he has indicated that he will be involved in the election of the party leadership. However, he is still under investigation for the allegations which have been leveled by the MPs.
This is the first time after 2016 that such a major political crisis has arisen in the country. At that time, David Cameron had to step down because of the Brexit campaign. Johnson is also getting the support of former Home Minister Priti Patel. “Boris has the mandate to deliver on our chosen manifesto and a proven track record of making big decisions the right way,” he tweeted.
Many MPs scared to return
There is some doubt about Johnson’s return as many lawmakers fear it could be very dangerous if he comes back as PM. Former deputy prime minister and foreign minister Dominic Robb also told the BBC: ‘We can’t go back.’ Rob pointed out from his statement how in the partygate scandal, a crowd of people had gathered at the PM residence illegally during the time of Kovid.
Former PM Johnson will appear before the inquiry committee in the next few weeks. The committee is investigating whether Johnson lied about his home parties, whether he should be suspended or fired as an MP.
Need so many votes by Monday
1922 Committee leader Graham Brady has said that the new PM will be elected by Friday. A candidate to replace the truss by Monday, October 24, must have the support of at least 100 MPs. 60% of the members believe that it can be a good idea to bring in Sunak as a replacement. At the same time, 47 percent of the members have voted for Jeremy Hunt. Penny Mordent has 54 percent of the members. 62 percent are in favor of Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.
How many MPs are in favor of Johnson
Party MPs believe that he can prove to be a better leader for the future of the country. In a YouGov poll, 55 per cent of the party’s members said they would vote for Sunak in the event of an election. At the same time, 63 percent of the members believe that former PM Johnson can be a better option. 32 percent of the leaders called him the top candidate. 23% of the members are in favor of Sunak.