Grant Shapps pulls out of race to become Prime Minister to back Rishi Sunak

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Jamie  Micklethwaite

By Jamie Micklethwaite

Published: 12/07/2022

- 11:08

Updated: 14/02/2023

- 10:51

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab also revealed he would be backing the former chancellor

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has backed former Chancellor Rishi Sunak to replace Boris Johnson.

In a tweet, Mr Shapps, who had been himself running for the Tory leadership, said: “uge thanks to my team for helping to pull together my leadership bid in literally no time!

“Amongst a field of brilliant candidates I’ve spoken to Rishi Sunak who I believe has the competence and experience to lead this country.”

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