Minister of the Interior Sajid Javid is a favorite with the Tory believer to succeed Theresa May, with foreign minister Jeremy Hunt in second place – and Boris Johnson in the field.
These are the findings of a Survation poll for the Mail that was held today after the vote of confidence in the conservative leadership of Ms. May was announced.
According to the survey of conservative councilors, Interior Minister Javid is the first choice of the party to replace Ms. May.
He is followed by Mr. Hunt and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
Surprisingly, Mr. Johnson, Madame May's most prominent critic, is in seventh place.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid is a favorite with the Tory believer to succeed Theresa May
A poll for the e-mail found Sajid Javid is favorite to succeed Theresa May
Environment Michael Gove, who sabotaged the 2016 leadership challenge of fellow Brexiteer Johnson in 2016, but remained loyal to Mrs. May, is one place ahead of Johnson.
The 753 conservative council members who participated in the poll were asked to choose from 11 leading candidates, in order of preference.
The more top hits they received, the higher they were ranked and vice versa.
The Survation poll is an important guideline for the possible outcome of a Tory leadership competition.
Members of parliament smear the candidates in the last two, but the winner is decided by a vote from the 100,000s of the party, including the 9,000 council members.
Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt is the second favorite place to follow Theresa May
Nearly six out of ten who participated in the survey voted in the referendum in favor of the Brexit; four out of ten voted for Remain.
Despite the pro-Brexit views of the respondents, the rumors Restainer, Work and Pensions Secretary, Mrs. Rudd, was returned to the cabinet after she lost her Home Office job on the Windrush immigration fiasco earlier this year, and both Johnson abandoned when Gove left.
The number one ranking for Javid comes after a series of reports that he prepares for a challenge when Mrs. May falls.
The Minister of the Interior, who campaigned for Remain but has since said that he supports Brexit, is followed by fellow-convert Hunt in second place, Raab third, David Davis, Amber Rudd, Gove, Johnson, Penny Mordaunt, Jacob Rees -Mogg, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey.
Nearly seven of the ten board members of Tory said that conservative MPs were wrong to try to expel Ms. May
A Survation poll for the Mail found Hunt in second place, Raab third, when David Davis, Amber Rudd, Gove and Johnson
Johnson's low position contradicts other recent polls from Tory supporters – unlike Tory members – who put him first.
Damian Lyons-Lowe, head of Survation, said: "It seems that conservative councilors are increasingly disapproving of a fellow politician who rocks the party boat to members of the public.
They are more sympathetic to cabinet loyalists such as Sajid and Hunt. The supporters of Boris will be appalled that he is behind the popularity of Gove and Rudd in the party. & # 39;
Almost seven out of ten of Tory's board members said that conservative MPs were wrong to try to drive out Ms. May; one in three said they were right.
A total of 67 percent said MPs should vote to keep Ms. May at 31 percent, who said they should fire her.
Johnson's low position of seventh is at odds with other recent Tory supporters' polls – unlike Tory members – who have put him in first place
The anger of Tory Party with members of parliament who tried to disprove Ms. May is reflected in some of the comments from councilors who participated in the poll.
They include: What a mess, no deal should not even be considered, the economy is the priority & # 39; We have to support the Prime Minister, her stabbing in the back has completely undermined her & # 39; Conservative MPs behave like children & # 39; I am ashamed of MPs who have done this. & # 39;
But some were critical of the prime minister. One of them said: & # 39; We need a leader with real charisma. & # 39; Another commented: & # 39; She has made a real hash of the negotiations. & # 39;
Survation today interviewed 753 conservative councilors.
When Theresa May promised to shoot after the Brexit, she fired the starting shot at the Tory leader race. With Raab in front and Javid and Johnson behind her, ANDREW asks PIERCE who will replace her as prime minister?
By Andrew Pierce for The Daily Mail
With his double-breasted pinstripe suits and impeccable manners, the 49-year-old knight was ridiculed as "the honorable member for the 18th century."
Chairman of the European Research Group, a clique of ultra-Brexiteer Tories who failed their attempts to dismiss Ms. May. And his increasingly personal attacks on her have damaged his position among fellow Tory MPs and activists.
The son of a former editor-in-chief of The Times divides his time with his wife and their six children between a £ 4.5 million house in Westminster and a 400-year-old mansion at the foot of the Mendip Hills.
He was first and foremost a top researcher of party activists when asked who they wanted to be next Tory leader. But his recent disloyalty with Mrs. May has seen his viewing figures plummet.
He always says he does not want the top job – and that is just as good. After the comfortable victory of May there is now more chance that Tony Blair will return as Labor leader than Rees-Mogg, based on the crown of Tory.
With his double-breasted pinstriped suits and impeccable manners, the 49-year-old Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured) is ridiculed as & # 39; the respectable member for the 18th Century & # 39;
Brexiteers who got off
Cerebral lawyer who is the son of a Czech father born in the Czech Republic who came to Great Britain in 1938, was six years old as a refugee of the Nazis.
Appointed Brexit Secretary after fellow Brexiteer David Davis walked out – but stopped himself last month.
I can not support an undetermined backstop scheme, where the EU vetoes our ability to exit, "he said.
Ubiquitous on TV and radio, but not everyone is impressed. "Dominic is his own biggest fan", says a Tory MP. "He's just a little too smart."
A black belt for karate, the 44-year-old, together with David Davis, could form a joint leadership ticket.
Dominic Raab (photo) is a brain lawyer who is the son of a Czech father born in the Czech Republic who came to Great Britain in 1938, six years old as a refugee of the Nazis.
Clearly about maneuvers – the 54-year-old who had just cropped his typical tangled hair and lost 12 lb.
The most passionate first-line Tory advocate of Brexit – describes the premier's deal as & # 39; devils & # 39; and "legal lobster pot & # 39 ;. As always, he has been busy bombasting for a long time, in short, content. Long on grandeur, short on self-awareness.
As one of the most hard-line Brexiteers, he is paralyzed by a lack of support among fellow Tory MPs, which means he will struggle to make it to the last two in each game. But a restless soul, the life of the grassroots will not suit Johnson.
Clearly maneuvers – the 54-year-old Boris Johnson (pictured) has just cropped up his distinctive muddled hair and lost 12lb
A long-term leave-advocate who was brought back into government by May (before he stopped in a huffel) had first served as a Euro-mentor in the big government.
The victim of a whispering campaign about his time as a Brexit secretary when the 69-year-old was accused of being lazy after just five hours of meetings in Brussels in 2018.
Significantly sampled for position yesterday by proposing a new Brexit solution – the Irish backstop is being demolished.
A serious contender, but his best hope is as a stop-gap leader before he is transferred to a younger deputy.
David Davis (pictured) is a long-term leave lawyer who was returned to the government by May (before he was abandoned) who had first served as minister of Europe in the big government.
A Barnardo's child whose father was alternately a metal worker and an ice cream driver. Prior to politics, the Liverpudlian was presenter of a breakfast TV.
Dismissed as a secretary for work and pensions in protest to the May EU withdrawal document.
When she asked on Sunday whether she would flee, Mrs. McVey (51) said she would & # 39; if people were asking & # 39 ;.
Although she may have to wait a long time before someone asks her, because she still has to prove that she has some intellectual depth.
Her political mentor is Eurosceptic Iain Duncan Smith and Mrs McVey has been the MP for the seat of Tatton, Cheshire – released by Europhile George Osborne since 2017.
Esther Mcvey is a child of Barnardo whose father was alternately an old iron dealer and an ice cream driver. Prior to politics, the Liverpudlian was presenter of a breakfast TV
The die-hard survivors
Has seen a rapid rise in recent years – thanks to his naked ambition, matinee idol he looks good and he is a penchant for theatrical powerplay.
As May's Chief Whip he was rewarded for executing her leadership campaign with the function of Secretary of Defense.
Best known because he had kept a tarantula in a glass box on his Commons desk, apparently intimidating Tory members who were out of step.
Tried to soften his image by saying: "I do not really believe in the stick, but it is amazing what can be achieved with a cut root."
His time at the defense ministry was fraught – he was called Private Pike, after the unhappy youth in the Dad's Army, by a couple of department heads who see the 42-year-old as a lightweight.
At the beginning of this year he confessed that he already had a long office relationship with a colleague around the time his first son was born, he admitted he had almost destroyed two marriages & # 39 ;.
A rank outsider – with critics who only say that he thinks he has leadership skills.
As May's Chief Whip, Gavin Williamson (pictured) was rewarded for executing her leadership campaign with the function of Secretary of Defense
Broke in the dock with Mrs May in the weekend when she recognized the need for a second referendum. But generally an ally of the country's second prime minister, who complained that men in Westminster & # 39; seem to flop quite a bit.
Recently returned to the cabinet after being forced to resign as Minister of the Interior on the Windrush scandal in April. The Achilles heel of the 55-year-old is the fact that she has a majority of only 346 in her constituency Hastings and Rye.
An alumna from Cheltenham Ladies College, she was & # 39; aristocracy coordinator & # 39; for the movie Four Weddings And A Funeral and was previously married to the late restaurant critic A. A. Gill.
Her millionaire PR governer Roland was a leading figure in the Remain campaign and is now vociferously calling for a second referendum.
Now Secretary Welfare and Pensions, Rudd is considered an unlikely successor to Ms. May because of her steadfast support for the EU – something that is not appreciated by the Eurosceptic Tory grassroots.
Amber Rudd (pictured) is generally an ally of the second prime minister of the country and complains that men in Westminster seem to be quite a bit & # 39;
A leading figure in the Leave campaign and, in the expectation that Boris Johnson would run afterwards as a leader, asked him to make her chancellor if she supported him.
The 55-year-old's bid on the management did not start after allegations that she had exaggerated her city career.
She then withdrew from the 2016 Leadership Race after apologizing to Theresa May for suggesting that a mother would make her a better candidate.
Environment Secretary in May & # 39; s first cabinet, but had no more depth.
Not even worth an external bet.
The 55-year-old Andrea Leadsom & # 39; s bid for the leadership founded after accusations that she had exaggerated her city career
Despite the fact that it is a die-hard Brexiteer, the environment minister has adopted a high-wire attitude of staying in Ms. May's cabinet.
Has toured through TV and radio to defend the Prime Minister's Brexit plan, which he says is not ideal, but better than a & # 39; calamitous & # 39; deal.
The 51-year-old will run if enough high party figures insist on him.
This week he joked that he might "if Boris Johnson nominated me and Philip Hammond was seconded & # 39 ;. More likely to support another candidate instead of standing
Despite the fact that it is a die-hard Brexiteer, the environment minister (photo) has taken a high-wire position by staying in Ms. May's cabinet.
Daughter of a former Para and named after frigate HMS Penelope.
The 45-year-old has been MP for Portsmouth North since 2010 and for the first time came to the fore with wearing a swimsuit to appear at ITV's famous dive show Splash!
As a marine reservist, she was the first female minister of armed forces before she was promoted to Cabinet as secretary for international development.
Was the most outspoken critic at the Checkers Summit about the Brexit plan, but decided not to resign.
& # 39; I'm not sure if she is smart enough to go to the top, & # 39; said a former minister of the cabinet last night.
Daughter of a former Para, Penny Mourdaunt (photo) is named after frigate HMS Penelope
The Minister of the Interior was always considered a Brexiteer until he came to Remain during the referendum.
Javid, 49, now describes himself as an enthusiastic Brexit convert, but is viewed with suspicion by hardliners.
He is also a boring speaker and is considered by many fellow MEPs as boring and unimaginative, with little politics to offer.
The Home Secretary (photo) was always considered a Brexiteer until he came to Remain in the referendum
A former Remainer whose reputation was backed by his strong six-year record as health secretary, which ended when he replaced Boris Johnson as foreign minister.
With a mellow and silent authority, the 52-year-old has built up a loyal following on the back benches. A convert to the Brexit, but vehemently opposed to leaving without agreement.
A former Remainer whose reputation is backed by his strong six-year record as health secretary (photo), which ended when he replaced Boris Johnson as Secretary of State