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Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt? ‘I’m neutral’ says Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill




Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are busy lobbying Conservative members for votes this week as they bid to become the next prime minister.

As the Tory leadership election campaign continues, MPs have pledged their backing of one or other candidate before the vote on July 22.

These include West Suffolk representative Matt Hancock, who abandoned his own campaign for the top job in favour of backing Boris Johnson - the odds on favourite.

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt voted on opposite sides of the EU Referendum - but both have committed to leading Britain out of the union.
Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt voted on opposite sides of the EU Referendum - but both have committed to leading Britain out of the union.

But one Tory who has been notably absent from the campaign is Jo Churchill.

The Bury St Edmunds MP has not backed any candidate at any stage of the contest.

Some publications have listed her as a supporter of Jeremy Hunt. However, Mrs Churchill has confirmed that was based on a previous voting record - and that she has deliberately kept schtum on who she will be voting for.

The Bury Free Press has asked Mrs Churchill to explain why.

“I know many of my colleagues have publicly declared for their preferred candidate in the Conservative leadership election,” she said.

“However, in order to continue my work as a government whip and to remain neutral, I will not be making my declaration public.”

Mrs Churchill will still cast her vote in the election, as will incumbent prime minister Theresa May - another to remain neutral.

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