Penny Mordaunt backed by readers to be new PM – ‘Need a Brexiteer!’

In a poll that ran from 10am on Thursday, July 7, to 2pm on Friday, July 8, asked: “Who do you want to see as the new PM?”

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A total of 13,859 readers cast their votes with Penny Mordaunt coming out as the most popular candidate, gaining 26 percent (3,569 people) of the vote.

The next most popular candidates were Defence Secretary Ben Wallace with 20 percent (2,726 people) and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss with 15 percent (2,061 people). 

This was followed by Steve Baker in fourth, with 11 percent (1,541 people). 

In addition, newly appointed Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, Michael Gove and Priti Patel each received one percent of the vote.

A further eight percent (1,138 people) answered “other”.


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