LONDON (Reuters) - Rory Stewart, Britain’s aid minister and a former candidate to be the next prime minister, said he would now support Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt over favourite Boris Johnson in the race to succeed Theresa May.
“I’m not a supporter of Boris and I wouldn’t serve in his cabinet, so I’m supporting Jeremy Hunt,” Stewart told BBC radio. Stewart was eliminated from the contest last week.
“I think Jeremy Hunt would make a much better Prime Minister than Boris Johnson.”
Stewart added that he would vote against the government to try and prevent a no-deal Brexit but would not vote to bring down the government and trigger a general election.
Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Kate Holton