Boris Johnson’s campaign to woo Tory MPs is continuing as the General Election approaches. I hear that he held another one of his suppers for colleagues at his home in the last fortnight, and that the MPs who did attend were seriously impressed.
One says: ‘It was a really uplifting experience. I feel very conflicted between him and Theresa [May] as potential leaders.’
Another described the evening as ‘great fun, relaxed. He arrived with a rucksack clanking with booze and we had a takeaway curry and shot the breeze. No heavy canvassing.’
Number 10 is allowing these dinners, which involve a mix of MPs loyal to Cameron and rebels, to take place on the understanding that Boris does everything he can to help the Prime Minister get back into Number 10 on 7 May.