Junior minister has 'zap and determination' to lead Britain, says Brexit Boris

Junior minister has 'zap and determination' to lead Britain, says Brexit Boris
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Former London mayor and big Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson is throwing his support behind Andrea Leadsom to be the next Conservative Party leader and Prime…

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Former London mayor and big Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson is throwing his support behind Andrea Leadsom to be the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister.

He says the junior minister offers the “zap, drive and determination” to lead Britain.

Leadsom, 53, also campaigned to leave the European Union – a move backed by voters in last month’s referendum.

Johnson ruled out running for the top job after Justice Secretary Michael Gove – who’d been widely expected to back him – made a surprise move and announced his own candidacy.

But it is Home Secretary Theresa May who’s tipped as favourite to succeed David Cameron. That, despite having pushed for the UK to remain in the European Union.

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