BORIS Johnson must not becoming the next Prime Minister as the Conservatives must opt for someone who brings a “new style” to the party, a leading Tory Lord has claimed.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, 53, who was the figurehead of the Brexit campaign, has been given odds of 6/1 of becoming the next Prime Minister.
Yet Lord Tebbit believes people like Mr Johnson, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Brexit Secretary David Davis should not be considered when the time comes to replace Theresa May.
Lord Tebbit, who served in Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet, is not happy with the options that have been touted for the role and said he would rather have Communities Secretary Sajid Javid or the International Development Secretary Priti Patel as the next leader.
Speaking during a BBC interview, he scoffed at the idea of Mr Johnson taking over when a listener suggested he should replace the Prime Minister.
He replied: “Well, she obviously doesn’t live in London because if she did and tried to get to work along the Embankment or around Parliament Square and places like that I don’t think she would want Boris Johnson, who organised that traffic chaos, to be in charge of organising the next Government.”
The Tory peer called for the party to rally behind Mrs May but said her future successor should be able to “bring a new style to it”.