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Graham Brady Indicates Boris Johnson Had Backing to Challenge Rishi Sunak

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson

Photographer: Daniel Leal/AFP/Getty Images

Sir Graham Brady has seemingly confirmed former prime minister Boris Johnson's claim that he had enough MPs to mount a challenge to Rishi Sunak in last month's leadership contest.

Mr Johnson dropped out of the Tory leadership race, claiming he had the nominations needed to make it on to the ballot paper but could not unite the party.