Watch all of our events on the second day of Conservative Party Conference 2022.
Wallace is top again – with Cleverly, Badenoch, Braverman, Rees-Mogg and Mordaunt above 50 points. There’s a tentative air about this table, as the panel feels its way with the new regime.
The Prime Minister’s score is still dire: he is back in positive ratings, but not by very much. Though a substantial minority of the panel want him on the leadership election ballot and/or would vote for him had they the option, a larger majority of it does not.
Our findings and theirs are in the same territory even allowing for six months’ or so difference. There is no decisive view on who any replacement should be.
A pattern is beginning to form below the Defence Secretary, with Truss, Zahawi and Trevelyan coming in variously at second, third and fourth.
Meanwhile, Johnson is out of negative ratings for the first time in three months – and in comparative mid-table safety.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan joins us in Blackpool as our programme of events continues.
Almost a fifth of respondents protested by either abstaining or writing in for Johnson.
Johnson is still in negative ratings, though less so, and Sunak’s score is at its lowest since he became Chancellor.
And Ministers associated with support for Covid restrictions suffer noticeable falls in their scores.
The UK has made it crystal clear to its trading partners which side of the table it is going to be on.
Mark Wallace interviews the International Trade Secretary – looking at what she plans for her new role, and the opportunities of the UK’s trade strategy.
Plus Hands, Barclay, Keegan, Freeman, Davison, Jenrick and more – in person and live online.
There is a willingness to give the new Cabinet a chance, but nervousness about the country’s economic prospects and the Party’s strategic direction.
I can report from Geneva that the UK has been busy transforming trade right across the Commonwealth.