Nadhim Zahawi says he is backing Boris Johnson to return as PM

Zahawi confirmed his support in a tweet amid rumours that the ex-PM held a 'secret summit' with Rishi Sunak

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Nadhim Zahawi said he is backing Boris Johnson to return as Conservative leader and prime minister.

Zahawi confirmed his support in a tweet.
Zahawi confirmed his support in a tweet.

“I’m backing Boris. He got the big calls right, whether it was ordering more vaccines ahead of more waves of Covid, arming Ukraine early against the advice of some, or stepping down for the sake of unity. But now, Britain needs him back. We need to unite to deliver on our manifesto,” he tweeted.

“When I was chancellor, I saw a preview of what Boris 2.0 would look like. He was contrite & honest about his mistakes. He’d learned from those mistakes how he could run No10 & the country better.

“With a unified team behind him, he is the one to lead us to victory & prosperity.”