Oliver Dowden, MP for Bushey and Radlett, has thrown his weight behind Boris Johnson as the next Prime Minister as the race to succeed Theresa May gathers pace.
Writing in The Times, Mr Dowden MP said he believes The Conservative Party faces threats from Nigel Farage, The Brexit Party and Jeremy Corbyn.
Together with Rishi Sunak MP and Robert Jenrick MP, Mr Dowden MP said he believes Mr Johnson is the only candidate who can defeat these threats.
He wrote: “Our country doesn’t have time for a new leader to earn the public’s trust on Brexit. Boris commands the instant credibility needed to achieve support for a renegotiated deal amongst a suspicious public, let down by delays and defeats. We do not want no deal, but he is right to fully prepare for it and keep it on the table.”
Mr Dowden said he believes Boris Johnson can help the country recapture a sense of excitement and oicked out a number of policies.
He said: “Resourcing and reforming education so that it brings opportunity to every child, regardless of their background; ensuring that prosperity reaches every corner of the country; safe streets, where families and communities can thrive — and a dynamic free enterprise sector, creating the wealth to pay for our public services and the innovations that make our lives better.”
Mr Dowden said the three believe Boris is the perfect candidate.
The article reads: “Boris is a proven winner and leader with a record of achievement. Twice in London and in the referendum, he defied all the odds and won when nobody else could have. As mayor, he got down to business, governed well and delivered what he promised: more housing, knife crime significantly reduced, upgraded transport, fewer strikes and a greener city.
“In normal times, many candidates in a field as impressive as this could make an admirable prime minister. But these are not normal times; this is a moment in British politics like no other. We need a leader who can engage everywhere, energetically advocate our cause and win people over.
“No Conservative is better placed to do this than Boris Johnson.”