Skip to Content

Coffee House

Tory leadership race: Who is backing who?

29 June 2016

8:07 AM

29 June 2016

8:07 AM

The race to be the next Tory leader is underway. Conservative Party members will decide between Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom after Michael Gove was knocked out in the second round of voting. But which Conservative MPs are backing who?

Theresa May (160):

Michael Fallon
Patrick McLoughlin
Chris Grayling
Nicholas Soames
Guto Bebb
Alan Mak
Gavin Williamson
George Hollingbery
James Brokenshire
Michael Ellis

Julian Smith
Mike Penning
Mel Stride
John Howell
Sarah Wollaston
Justine Greening
Alan Duncan
Brandon Lewis
Margot James
Phillip Lee

Paul Beresford
Steve Barclay
James Cartlidge
Flick Drummond
Simon Kirby
Alec Shelbrooke
Dominic Grieve
Julian Knight
Chris Philp
Sam Gyimah

David Mundell
Nicola Blackwood
Maria Miller
Therese Coffey
Karen Bradley
David Mackintosh
Mark Prisk
Damian Collins
Kevin Hollinrake
Heidi Allen

Mike Freer
Mark Pritchard
Jeremy Hunt
Craig Whittaker
Antoinette Sandbach
Kwasi Kwarteng
Caroline Spelman
Caroline Ansell
Ben Howlett
Nusrat Ghani

David Jones
Claire Perry
Andrew Stephenson
Chris White
Mark Garnier
Robert Buckland
Tobias Ellwood
Andrew Percy
Amber Rudd
Mark Spencer

Tracey Crouch
Nadhim Zahawi
Matthew Hancock
Harriet Baldwin
Stuart Andrew
Lucy Allan
Andrew Griffiths
Rehman Christi
Richard Benyon
Mims Davies

Kris Hopkins
Eric Pickles
Alok Sharma
Anna Soubry
Stephen Phillips
Steve Brine
Neil Carmichael
Richard Graham
Will Quince
Mark Lancaster

Sarah Newton
Robin Walker
Nigel Huddlestone
Peter Aldous
Edward Argar
Helen Grant
Oliver Heald
Stephen Metcalfe
Caroline Nokes
Damian Hinds

Stephen Hammond
Liz Truss
Jesse Norman
Philip Hammond
Alex Chalk
Byron Davies
James Cleverly
Guy Opperman
David Rutley
Rob Wilson

David Davis
Greg Clark
Jo Johnson
Greg Hands
James Berry
Andrew Bingham
Jonathan Djanogly
Simon Burns
Caroline Dinenage
Jane Ellison

Graham Evans
Kevin Foster
Edward Garnier
Roger Gale
Damian Green
Ben Gummer
Robert Halfon
Richard Harrington
Alan Haselhurst
Peter Heaton-Jones

Nick Hurd
Andrew Jones
Marcus Jones
Jason McCartney
Wendy Morton
Victoria Prentis
Grant Shapps
Henry Smith
Graham Stuart
Hugo Swire

Maggie Throup
Kelly Tolhurst
David Gauke
Vicky Atkins
Kit Malthouse
Richard Fuller
Jo Churchill
Oliver Colvile
Charlie Elphicke
Liam Fox

Stephen Crabb
Sajid Javid
Chloe Smith
Chris Skidmore
Jeremy Wright
David Morris
Andrew Selous
Simon Hoare
Mark Pawsey
Mike Wood

Crispin Blunt
Priti Patel
Ed Vaizey
Michael Fabricant
Nicky Morgan
Christopher Pincher
Nick Gibb
Daniel Kawczynski
Bob Neill
Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Andrea Leadsom (47):

Tim Loughton
William Wragg
Tom Pursglove
Penny Mordaunt
James Morris
Michael Tomlinson
Chris Green
Chris Heaton-Harris
David Burrowes
Steven Baker

Martin Vickers
Julian Lewis
Julian Brazier
Anne Marie Morris
Neil Parish
Owen Paterson
Bernard Jenkin
Iain Duncan Smith
Sheryll Murray
Bob Stewart

James Duddridge
Bill Cash
John Baron
Stewart Jackson
Peter Lilley
Karen Lumley
John Redwood
Andrew Rosindell
James Gray
Theresa Villiers

Andrew Bridgen
Nadine Dorries
Gordon Henderson
Boris Johnson
Charlotte Leslie
Craig Tracey
David Mowat
Andrew Murrison
Daniel Poulter
Philip Davies

Laurence Robertson
Stephen McPartland
Edward Leigh
David Nuttall
Maria Caulfield
Steve Double
Desmond Swayne

Tory MPs who were backing Michael Gove:

Nick Boles
Bill Wiggin
Dominic Raab
Henry Bellingham
John Whittingdale
John Hayes
Suella Fernandes
Adam Afriyie
Shailesh Vara
Andrea Jenkyns

Jacob Rees-Mogg
Jack Lopresti
Conor Burns
Alberto Costa
George Eustice
Andrew Mitchell
Angela Watkinson


Tory MPs who were backing Stephen Crabb:

Edward Timpson
John Glen
Julian Sturdy
Craig Williams
Johnny Mercer
Alun Cairns
Luke Hall
Gary Streeter
Simon Hart
Philip Dunne

James Heappey

Tory MPs who were backing Liam Fox:

Robert Goodwill
Scott Mann
Gerald Howarth
Ian Stewart
Robert Syms

Undeclared:

David Amess

Richard Bacon

Gavin Barwell

Bob Blackman


Peter Bone

Peter Bottomley

Graham Brady

Fiona Bruce

Alistair Burt

David Cameron

Christopher Chope

Ken Clarke

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Geoffrey Cox

Chris Davies

Glyn Davies

James Davies

David Davies

Michelle Donelan

Jackie Doyle-Price

Richard Drax

Nigel Evans

David Evennett

Mark Francois

Lucy Frazer

Cherly Gillan

Marcus Fysh

Mark Harper

Nick Herbert

Philip Hollobone

Adam Holloway

Ranil Jayawardena

Seema Kennedy

Greg Knight

Eleanor Laing

Pauline Latham

Jeremy Lefroy

Oliver Letwin

Ian Liddell-Grainger

David Lidington

Jonathan Lord

Craig Mackinlay

Anne Main

Tania Mathias

Karl McCartney

Mark Menzies

Huw Merriman

Nigel Mills

Anne Milton

Matthew Offord

George Osborne

John Penrose

Rebecca Pow

Jeremy Quin

Mary Robinson

Paul Scully

Keith Simpson

Royston Smith

Amanda Solloway

John Stevenson

Rory Stewart

Derek Thomas

David Tredinnick

Thomas Tugendhat

Andrew Turner

Andrew Tyrie

Charles Walker

David Warburton

Matt Warman

Helen Whateley

Heather Wheeler

Gareth Johnson

Justin Tomlinson

James Wharton

Mark Field

Victoria Borwick

Oliver Dowden

Zac Goldsmith

Amanda Milling

Jake Berry

Nigel Adams

Ben Wallace

Priti Patel

We’ll keep this list up-to-date as more Tory MPs declare who they are backing in the leadership race. If you’ve spotted a mistake, please email tgoodenough@spectator.co.uk


Show comments
Close