MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has backed Boris Johnson to be the next Conservative Party Leader.
In a statement the North East Somerset MP said he believed Johnson was best placed to carry out renegotiations with the EU for the UK's departure.
His calm response in the face of hostile verbal attack in the referendum debates showed his statesman like qualities and mastery of the detail.
In addition he has the verve and energy to be a great Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He has the sense to be a unifier and the charisma to be an effective representative of the nation on the world stage.