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Johnson Return As UK PM An Increasing Possibility


Just under two months from leaving office there is the increasingly plausible possibility that Boris Johnson could be elected leader of the Conservative Party and return to 10 Downing Street. In the lead up to and immediate aftermath of the resignation of PM Liz Truss there was a general expectation that the party would seek to get behind a ‘unity candidate’.

  • This was seen as being in the form of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak or leader of the House of Commons Penny Mordaunt. However, over the last 24 hours a large number of Conservative MPs have come out in support of bringing back Johnson as prime minister.
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