BORIS Johnson has received the backing of ex-Cabinet Minister Esther McVey – after he gave his backing to boosting resources for schools, cops and public services.
The Tory frontrunner last night vowed to take the “timeless values” into Downing Street if he wins the leadership contest next month.
4 Boris Johnnson has received the support of Esther McVey after promising to boost resources for schools, cops and public servicesCredit: Reuters
4 Esther McVey will bring with her MPs who originally supported her leadership bid
McVey will bring all but one of the nine MPs who supported her in the contest before she was forced to drop out after the first round of voting.
Mr Johnson last night said he backed her ‘blue collar conservatism’ agenda which would appeal to communities abandoned by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
He said: “Esther ran a great campaign with a positive message for the UK, especially the communities abandoned by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in the Midlands and the North.
“She’s enright to be proud of our timeless values, as I would be as Prime Minister.
“She has set out clearly the Blue Collar Conservatism agenda – particularly in relation to supporting schools, police and other public services.
“This is something I’ve already signaled I want to take forward in Government, with my pledge to ensure proper secondary school funding across the board.
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“I’m delighted Esther is on board and wants to work with me in delivering it.”
McVey last night said: “I will wholeheartedly support him in his bid to become the leader of our great Party and country, and I look forward to working with him to deliver for Blue Collar Conservatives all over the country.
“He has promised to deliver Brexit on 31st October, deal or no deal, and has shown time and time again that he is a dynamic leader, capable of building a strong team around him that will deliver on his promises.”
4 McVey said she would ‘wholeheartedly’ support BorisCredit: Alamy Live News
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