Boris 'expected to stand in Tory leadership race' after Truss stands down

Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to run in the Tory leadership contest.

Johnson is currently on holiday in the Caribbean but is expected to fly back immediately after the resignation of Liz Truss.

A snap poll of Tory Party members earlier this week saw Boris Johnson emerge as their top choice of successor.

Mr Johnson was the favourite to succeed Ms Truss on 32%, with Rishi Sunak second on 23% and then Ben Wallace on 10%.

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 Liz Truss resigns: What happens next?

Liz Truss has stepped down as Conservative Party leader and UK Prime Minister after just 44 days.

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