Raab backs Johnson in the leadership contest


Boris Johnson the Tory leadership front runner has received a fresh boost on Wednesday as Dominic Raab has backed his campaign.

Raab was eliminated on Tuesday from the contest’s second round of voting.

He 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.

“Boris will make sure we leave the EU on time and move on to uniting the country behind a positive programme where everyone can benefit from the UK’s success.”