Boris Johnson is attempting to make an extraordinary political comeback by challenging Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt for the Tory leadership following the resignation of Liz Truss.
Six weeks after leaving office, the former prime minister has asked allies, donors and the team that helped him to win the 2019 general election to run his campaign for a return to No 10.
In what is expected to be a three-horse race, Johnson is preparing to take on Sunak, the former chancellor who he blames for his removal from office, and Mordaunt, the leader of the House of Commons.
Johnson’s return to the political arena would divide the Conservative Party even further, with at least three MPs prepared to quit the party rather than to see Boris return.
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