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David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May but is beaten by ‘none of the above’

David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May but is beaten by ‘none of the above’

Agnes Chambre

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David Davis is favourite among Tory members to succeed Theresa May as Tory leader, according to a new poll.


A survey for the ConservativeHome website revealed Mr Davis was top of the league with 24% of the vote but was beaten to the top spot by “none of the above”.

Boris Johnson follows Mr Davis with 18% of the vote, with Priti Patel the next highest scoring candidate on 8%.

Of the seven Cabinet ministers suggested, Damian Green scored the lowest with just under 2% of the vote.

The EU referendum and last year’s leadership contest do not appear to have had much impact on Mr Johnson’s popularity, with his score down only slightly on the 20% he recorded in a similar poll conducted at the time of the 2015 Tory conference.

Today’s figures come after a separate ConservativeHome poll yesterday showed Theresa May suffering a record fall in popularity among Tory members since the general election.

The Brexit Secretary also topped that poll for the most popular cabinet member with a rating of +78.4.

Mr Johnson did not score well, falling to to 13th place after his net satisfaction ratings slumped from +47.9 to +38.8.

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