The Conservatives Leadership Race

As more colleagues pledge their support for their preferred candidate in the Party's nascent leadership race, I and my fellow Foreign Office ministers, Sir Alan Duncan and Harriet Baldwin, are delighted to give our backing to the the Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt.

You can find out why we believe Jeremy is best man for the job in our recent joint letter to the Sunday Times below.


The best man for the job 

One way to judge the quality of the various Tory leadership candidates is to canvass the opinion of ministers who have worked with them. We have all worked with Jeremy Hunt for the past year as ministers at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and have seen first-hand his thoughtful leadership, determination and ability to get things done.

This is a crucial time for our country. We need a leader whom we can trust to represent us on the world stage and help us to walk tall in the world. Someone who has delivered record funding for our NHS and who knows the importance of strong defence. There is no one better suited to that task than Jeremy Hunt.

Sir Alan Duncan MP, Mark Field MP, Harriett Baldwin MP