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How Many Backers Do Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak And Penny Mordaunt Have?

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Conservative MPs are declaring who they are backing to become the UK’s next prime minister.

Currently 227 out of 357 Tory MPs have gone public with their support:

Rishi Sunak – 146 MPsBoris Johnson – 57 MPsPenny Mordaunt – 24 MPsMany others may not declare who they are backing, and more could announce their decisions over the weekend – so expect the numbers to continue to change rapidly.

We are only including MPs who have told the BBC on the record who they are backing, or MPs who have publicly declared their support.

Candidates will require the support of at least 100 Tory MPs.

Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak are the two candidates to confirm they are running so far. Any of the other rumoured frontrunners may not actually run, or another MP could declare themselves as a candidate.

The growing list has highlighted how Conservative MPs have changed their minds since the summer. There was shock in Westminster after Caroline Johnson pledged her support to Mr Johnson – just months after resigning as vice-chairwoman of the party and calling for him to resign.

And former chancellor Sajid Javid has decided to support Mr Sunak, after backing Liz Truss during the last leadership election. Another notable Tory MP to switch their support to Sunak is Northern Ireland minister Steve Baker – who initially supported Suella Braverman’s leadership bid over the summer before shifting to Liz Truss.

Rishi Sunak – 146 MPs

Bim Afolami, MP for Hitchin and HarpendenStuart Andrew, MP for PudseyRichard Bacon, MP for Norfolk SouthKemi Badenoch, MP for Saffron Walden Siobhan Baillie, MP for StroudDuncan Baker, MP for North NorfolkSteve Baker, MP for High Wycombe Steve Barclay, MP for North East CambridgeshireJohn Baron, MP for Basildon and BillericaySimon Baynes, MP for Clwyd SouthAaron Bell, MP for Newcastle-under-LymePaul Beresford, MP for Mole ValleyCrispin Blunt, MP for ReigateSir Peter Bottomley, MP for Worthing WestAndrew Bowie, MP for West Aberdeenshire and KincardineSuella Braverman, MP for FarehamAndrew Bridgen, MP for North West LeicestershireSteve Brine, MP for WinchesterAnthony Browne, MP for South CambridgeshireAlun Cairns, MP for Vale of GlamorganJames Cartlidge, MP for South SuffolkMiriam Cates, MP for Penistone and StocksbridgeAlex Chalk, MP for CheltenhamRehman Chishti, MP for Gillingham and RainhamGreg Clark, MP for Tunbridge WellsClaire Coutinho, MP for East SurreySir Geoffrey Cox, MP for Torridge and West DevonStephen Crabb, MP for Preseli PembrokeshireJames Daly, MP for Bury NorthDavid Davies, MP for MonmouthGareth Davies, MP for Stamford and GranthamPhilip Davies, MP for Shipley David Davis, MP for Haltemprice and HowdenJonathan Djanogly, MP for HuntingdonMichelle Donelan, MP for ChippenhamSteve Double, MP for St Austell and NewquayOliver Dowden, MP for HertsmereFlick Drummond, MP for Meon Valley Philip Dunne, MP for LudlowRuth Edwards, MP for RushcliffeTobias Ellwood, MP for East Bournemouth George Eustice, MP for Camborne and RedruthLaura Farris, MP for NewburySimon Fell, MP for Barrow and FurnessLiam Fox, MP for North Somerset Lucy Frazer, MP for South East CambridgeshireMike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders GreenMark Garnier, MP for Wyre ForestNus Ghani, MP for WealdenNick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and LittlehamptonPeter Gibson, MP for DarlingtonJo Gideon, MP for Stoke-on-Trent CentralJohn Glen, MP for Salisbury Sir Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and WhitbyRichard Graham, MP for GloucesterHelen Grant, MP for Maidstone and The WealdJames Gray, MP for North Wiltshire Chris Grayling, MP for Epsom and Ewell Robert Halfon, MP for HarlowStephen Hammond, MP for WimbledonMatt Hancock, MP for West SuffolkGreg Hands, MP for Chelsea and FulhamMark Harper, MP for Forest of DeanSally-Ann Hart, MP for Hastings and RyeSimon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West and South PembrokeshireSir Oliver Heald, MP for North East HertfordshireDamian Hinds, MP for East HampshireSimon Hoare, MP for North Dorset Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and MaltonPaul Holmes, MP for EastleighJohn Howell, MP for HenleyPaul Howell, MP for SedgefieldTom Hunt, MP for IpswichSajid Javid, MP for BromsgroveRobert Jenrick, MP for NewarkDavid Johnston, MP for WantageAndrew Jones, MP for Harrogate and KnaresboroughFay Jones, MP for Brecon and RadnorshireSimon Jupp, MP for East Devon Gillian Keegan, MP for ChichesterSir Greg Knight, MP for East YorkshireRobert Largan, MP for High PeakAndrew Lewer, MP for Northampton SouthChris Loder, MP for West DorsetMark Logan, MP for Bolton North EastJonathan Lord, MP for Woking Tim Loughton, MP for East Worthing and ShorehamAlan Mak, MP for HavantAnthony Mangnall, MP for TotnesJulie Marson, MP for Hertford and StortfordPaul Maynard, MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys Mark Menzies, MP for FyldeJohnny Mercer, MP for Plymouth Moor ViewHuw Merriman, MP for Bexhill and Battle Nigel Mills, MP for Amber ValleyAndrew Mitchell, MP for Sutton ColdfieldGagan Mohindra, MP for South West HertfordshireJames Morris, MP for Halesowen and Rowley RegisDavid Mundell, MP for Dumfrieshire, Clydesdale and TweeddaleAndrew Murrison, MP for South West Wiltshire Sir Robert Neill, MP for Bromley and ChislehurstCaroline Nokes, MP for Romsey and Southampton NorthJesse Norman, MP for Hereford and South HerefordshireNeil O’Brien, MP for HarboroughGuy Opperman, MP for HexhamMark Pawsey, MP for RugbyAndrew Percy, MP for Brigg and GooleChris Philp, MP for Croydon South Rebecca Pow, MP for Taunton DeaneVictoria Prentis, MP for BanburyJeremy Quin, MP for HorshamWill Quince, MP for ColchesterDominic Raab, MP for Esher and WaltonAngela Richardson, MP for GuildfordDavid Rutley, MP for MacclesfieldSelaine Saxby, MP for North DevonAndrew Selous, MP for South West BedfordshireGrant Shapps, MP for Welwyn HatfieldDavid Simmonds, MP for Ruislip, Northwood and PinnerChloe Smith, MP for Norwich NorthJulian Smith, MP for Skipton and RiponJohn Stevenson, MP for CarlisleIain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes SouthSir Gary Streeter, MP for South West Devon Mel Stride, MP for Central DevonGraham Stuart, MP for Beverley and HoldernessJulian Sturdy, MP for York OuterDesmond Swayne, MP for New Forest WestSir Robert Syms, MP for PooleMaggie Throup, MP for Erewash Edward Timpson, MP for EddisburyJustin Tomlinson, MP for North SwindonMichael Tomlinson, MP for Mid Dorset and North PooleLaura Trott, MP for SevenoaksTom Tugendhat, MP for Tonbridge and MallingMartin Vickers, MP for CleethorpesMatt Vickers, MP for Stockton SouthTheresa Villiers, MP for Chipping BarnetRobin Walker, MP for WorcesterJamie Wallis, MP for BridgendHelen Whately, MP for Faversham and Mid KentJames Wild, MP for North West NorfolkCraig Williams, MP for MontgomeryshireSir Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire Mike Wood, MP for Dudley SouthBoris Johnson – 57 MPs

Nigel Adams, MP for Selby and AinstyLee Anderson, MP for AshfieldSarah Atherton, MP for WrexhamShaun Bailey, MP for West Bromwich WestScott Benton, MP for Blackpool SouthPeter Bone, MP for WellingboroughBen Bradley, MP for MansfieldPaul Bristow, MP for PeterboroughBill Cash, MP for StoneSir Christopher Chope, MP for ChristchurchSimon Clarke, MP for Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandBrendan Clarke-Smith, MP for BassetlawJames Cleverly, MP for BraintreeLeo Docherty, MP for AldershotNadine Dorries, MP for Mid BedfordshireRichard Drax, MP for South Dorset Sir James Duddridge, MP for Rochford and Southend EastMark Eastwood, MP for DewsburyBen Everitt, MP for Milton Keynes NorthMichael Fabricant, MP for LichfieldJames Grundy, MP for LeighJonathan Gullis, MP for Stoke-on-Trent NorthTrudy Harrison, MP for CopelandChris Heaton-Harris, MP for DaventryAntony Higginbotham, MP for BurnleyPhilip Hollobone, MP for KetteringJane Hunt, MP for LoughboroughAndrea Jenkyns, MP for Morley and OutwoodCaroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North HykehamGareth Johnson, MP for DartfordEdward Leigh, MP for GainsboroughIan Levy, MP for Blyth ValleyMarco Longhi, MP for Dudley NorthKarl McCartney, MP for LincolnStephen McPartland, MP for StevenageAmanda Milling, MP for Cannock ChaseDavid Morris, MP for Morecambe and LunesdaleJill Mortimer, MP for HartlepoolHolly Mumby-Croft, MP for ScunthorpeSheryll Murray, MP for South East CornwallLia Nici, MP for Great GrimsbyMatthew Offord, MP for HendonPriti Patel, MP for WithamMark Pritchard, MP for The WrekinTom Pursglove, MP for CorbyJacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset Andrew Rosindell, MP for RomfordAlok Sharma, MP for Reading WestGreg Smith, MP for BuckinghamHenry Smith, MP for CrawleyAndrew Stephenson, MP for PendleJane Stevenson, MP for Wolverhampton North EastAnne-Marie Trevelyan, MP for Berwick-Upon-TweedShailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire Ben Wallace, MP for Wyre and Preston NorthSir John Whittingdale, MP for MaldonNadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford-on-AvonPenny Mordaunt – 24 MPs

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Dame Caroline Ansell, MP for EastbourneHarriett Baldwin, MP for West WorcestershireDamian Collins, MP for Folkestone and HytheTracey Crouch, MP for Chatham and AylesfordJames Davies, MP for Vale of ClwydCaroline Dinenage, MP for GosportDr Luke Evans, MP for BosworthGeorge Freeman, MP for Mid NorfolkMarcus Fysh, MP for YeovilSir Roger Gale, MP for North ThanetDamian Green, MP for AshfordNeil Hudson, MP for Penrith and The BorderJohn Lamont, MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkAndrea Leadsom, MP for South NorthamptonshireDame Maria Miller, MP for BasingstokeRobbie Moore, MP for KeighleyKieran Mullan, MP for Crewe and NantwichJohn Penrose, MP for Weston-super-MareNicola Richards, MP for West Bromwich EastMary Robinson, MP for CheadleBob Seely, MP for Isle of WightDerek Thomas, MP for St IvesCraig Tracey, MP for North WarwickshireHeather Wheeler, MP for South Derbyshire