Nadhim Zahawi pleased with Raab’s support in leadership contest

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Dominic Rabb, left, and Nadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford-on-Avon

Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi says he is pleased that Tory leadership hopeful Dominic Raab was backed by so many colleagues in the party’s first round of voting yesterday, despite him coming in fourth, 87 votes behind front runner Boris Johnson.

Mr Raab took 27 votes in the first round behind Boris Johnson with 114, Jeremy Hunt with 43 and Michael Gove with 37.

Reaffirming his backing for Mr Raab, Mr Zahawi said: “I’m very pleased Dominic secured the backing of so many colleagues in the first ballot.

“The leadership campaign is just getting started and we’ve now got a good base to build on going into the second vote next week. Dominic is the change candidate who will deliver Brexit by October, who has the best vision for a fairer Britain, and the mettle to beat Jeremy Corbyn and Nigel Farage.”

  • imustbeoldiwearacap

    So who is Zahawi going to vote for when Rabb is eliminated? If he votes for Johnson then we know he supports a lying, incompetent, self-serving philanderer!

    • imustbeoldiwearacap

      So, as expected now Rabb has gone he has come out for Johnson. Listened to Zahawi on Radio 4 this morning – he was as full of bluster and evasion as Johnson! So we know now, we have a “I would do anything for a cabinet post even support a lying, incompetent, self-serving philanderer” as our MP!