Sajid Javid has formally launched his campaign to be next Conservative leader
The Home Secretary declared as Tories reel from dire European election results
Mr Javid insisted the ‘first and foremost’ job for the party was to deliver Brexit
Nine Tories have declared they will run for leader with more likely to follow
Boris Johnson is the early favourite followed by Dominic Raab and Michael Gove
By James Tapsfield, Political Editor and Martin Robinson, Chief Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 14:53 BST, 27 May 2019 |
Sajid Javid today joined the Tory leadership battle – the ninth MP to declare they are running – warning that the party ‘must deliver Brexit’.
The Home Secretary declared that he wants Theresa May’s job as the contest crunched into top gear after the Conservatives’ dire EU election results.
In a video message posted on Twitter, Mr Javid said he would ‘restore trust, bring unity and create new opportunities.