Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson in Tory leadership race | Politics | The Guardian

Health secretary says frontrunner had promised he would govern as a ‘one-nation PM’

Matt Hancock, who dropped out of the Conservative leadership race at the end of last week, has endorsed Boris Johnson, despite having campaigned on a modernising ticket and said he would not push for a no-deal Brexit.

In an article for the Times announcing the decision, the health secretary said it was clear Johnson was likely to win, and it was time to “unite behind him” as soon as possible.

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