Who is backing who in the Tory PM race? Sunak and Mordaunt backers list as Boris Johnson withdraws

Johnson, Sunak and Mordaunt
Liz Truss resignation Credit: PA

Both Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak have publicly declared they're running to replace Liz Truss as prime minister.

Should both candidates get the 100 nominations required to reserve a place on the ballot, Tory MPs will choose between the two in the first stage of the contest on Monday.

Mr Sunak’s public backers have put him beyond the threshold of 100 nominations from MPs required to be on the ballot for the Tory leadership race.

Ms Mordaunt, the Leader of the House, had fewer than 30 on Sunday night.

While support built behind former prime minister Boris Johnson, his public ally numbers far trailed his former chancellor's. He bowed out of the running on Sunday, after never having formally declared he would enter the race.

Former chancellor Rishi Sunak Credit: Beresford Hodge/PA

Here is a list of which Tory MPs are backing which candidate.

Rishi Sunak has over 140 supporters, including:

Sir Bob Neill, Mark Harper, Liam Fox, Gavin Williamson, Simon Baynes, Sir Robert Syms, Simon Hoare, Richard Graham, Rehman Chishti, Damian Hinds, Crispin Blunt, Julian Sturdy, Andrew Bowie, Greg Clark, John Glen, Robert Halfon, Robert Jenrick, Guy Opperman, Claire Coutinho, Siobhan Baillie, Angela Richardson, Robin Walker, Mel Stride, Mark Garnier, Jo Gideon, Jonathan Djanogly, Victoria Prentis, Andrew Bowie, Helen Whately, James Morris, Anthony Browne, Nick Gibb, Philip Dunne, Julian Smith, Richard Holden, James Daly, Nigel Mills, Mark Logan, David Rutley, Andrew Bridgen, Gillian Keegan, Chris Philp, Sajid Javid, Jonathan Lord, Lucy Frazer, Duncan Baker, Johnny Mercer, Julie Marson, Steve Double, Kevin Hollinrake, Paul Maynard, Anthony Mangnall, Simon Hart, Craig Williams, John Stevenson, Gary Streeter, Andrew Murrison, Dominic Raab, Simon Jupp, Bim Afolami, James Cartlidge, Fay Jones, Alex Chalk, Maggie Throup, Edward Timpson, Laura Farris, Huw Merriman, Simon Fell, David TC Davies, Stephen Hammond, Andrew Jones, John Baron, Andrew Mitchell, James Wild, Rebecca Pow, Jamie Wallis, Oliver Dowden, Miriam Cates, Alan Mak, Matt Hancock, Tom Tugendhat, Tobias Ellwood, Robert Largan, Paul Howell, Sir Peter Bottomley, Aaron Bell, Helen Grant, Caroline Nokes, David Johnston, George Eustice, James Gray, Jeremy Quin, Selaine Saxby, Desmond Swayne, Steve Brine, Richard Bacon, David Mundell, Steve Barclay, Oliver Heald, Sally-Ann Hart,  Andrew Selous, Greg Hands, Graham Stuart, Flick Drummond, David Davis, Kemi Badenoch, Tom Hunt, Alun Cairns, Tim Loughton, Greg Knight, Justin Tomlinson, Andrew Lewer, Chris Loder, Steve Baker, Mike Freer, Grant Shapps, Chloe Smith, Theresa Villiers, Mark Pawsey, Stuart Andrew, Matt Vickers, Neil O’Brien, Suella Braverman, Philip Davies, David Simmonds, Will Quince, Gagan Mohindra, Stephen Crabb, Michelle Donelan, Jesse Norman, Geoffrey Cox, James Heappey, Nadhim Zahawi, Priti Patel, James Cleverly

Leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt Credit: Aaron Chown/PA

Penny Mordaunt has 27 backers:

John Lamont, George Freeman, Bob Seely, Caroline Ansell, Harriet Baldwin, Nicola Richards, Maria Miller, Caroline Dinenage, Andrea Leadsom, John Penrose, Robbie Moore, Kieran Mullan, Neil Hudson, Mary Robinson, Derek Thomas, Damian Collins, Craig Tracey, Marcus Fysh, Tracey Crouch, Heather Wheeler, Damian Green, James Davies, Luke Evans, Caroline Dineage, Harriett Baldwin, Michael Fabricant.

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