Boris Johnson tells PMQs: ‘I’ll leave with head held high’

Boris Johnson is facing Prime Minister’s Questions for the first time since his resignation last week, as the list of candidates to replace him is set to be whittled down.The eight candidates remaining - Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat, Kemi Badenoch, Penny Mordaunt, Jeremy Hunt, Nadhim Zahawi and Suella Braverman - were on Wednesday morning scrambling to secure the backing of at least 30 MPs to get through the first round of voting - with results expected at 5pm.Mrs Mordaunt, in making her launch, said she was the candidate that Labour “feared the most”.

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