The door of Number 10 had barely closed after Theresa May’s resignation statement this morning when Tory MPs began debating who would be the best person to replace her.
Brexiteer and ERG deputy chairman Steve Baker certainly wasted no time today, but revealed that the candidate he was really thinking about was… Steve Baker. Asked by Sky News’ Adam Boulton if he would back Boris Johnson in the upcoming race, Baker replied that he couldn’t support him just yet, as:
‘I can’t back a candidate yet because I’ve had both members of parliament and members of the public, in considerable numbers, which has taken me by surprise, suggesting that I stand. And until I’ve fully considered what’s being said to me, out of respect for those giving the advice, I won’t be able to back a candidate.’
As a popular man among Tory grassroots, Mr S wonders if Baker could be a dark horse in the race…