What follows is a list of candidates and supporters which – given the multiplicity of candidates, the obscurity of the timetable, the variety of sources and the mutability of “the most sophisticated electorate in the world” – will be frequently updated and amended.
We name below as candidates all those known to us who have either declared that they intend to stand or have suggested that they may do so, either directly or indirectly.
The date against the names of supporters record when we made the entry on this blog – not when the MP in question made a statement.
Steve Baker (declared 9/7 that he won’t stand)
Kemi Badenoch (29) (eliminated 19/7)
John Baron (abandoned bid and backed Mordaunt 12/7)
Jake Berry (declared 9/7 that he won’t stand)
Suella Braverman (14) (knocked out of the contest 14/7)
Robert Buckland (did not receive sufficient nominations 12/7)
Rehman Chisti (withdrew 12th)
Jeremy Hunt (14) (knocked out 13th)
Sajid Javid (12) (withdrew 12/7)
Penny Mordaunt (50) (knocked out of the contest 20/7)
Priti Patel (13) (declared she would not stand 12/7)
Grant Shapps (withdrew and declared for Sunak 12/7)
Rishi Sunak (132)
Liz Truss (149)
Tom Tugendhat (22) (eliminated 18/7)
Ben Wallace (declared he would not stand 9/7)
Bill Wiggin (canvassed colleagues for support 8/7)
Nadhim Zahawi (14) (knocked out 13th)