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Nigel Farage is backed by Tory members as one of the best individual to steer the occasion, new polling suggests.

The survey of the Conservative grassroots by Find Out Now put the Brexit architect within the lead with 27%.

Commons Leader Penny Mordaunt, a former management hopeful whose profile was boosted by her sword-wielding function on the King’s Coronation, was second on 23%.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, whose future hangs within the stability because the Tories face main losses in right now’s native elections, got here third with 19%.

Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch, extensively tipped as a contender in a future management race, was subsequent on 7%.

Security minister Tom Tugendhat took 6%, adopted by Home Secretary James Cleverly on 3% and Housing Secretary Michael Gove on 2%. An additional 13% mentioned they didn’t know.

The ballot of 537 Tory members was carried out from April 12-17 for Labour Together.

Mr Farage beat Mr Sunak in a head-to-head by 46% to 38%, whereas Ms Mordaunt additionally triumphed over the PM by 46% to 34%.

But 49% of respondents mentioned Mr Sunak ought to lead the occasion into the following common election, in comparison with 38% who mentioned he shouldn’t.

However, 46% mentioned he ought to stop if the Tories lose greater than half their seats at right now’s native elections, with 41% saying he shouldn’t.

The survey additionally discovered the Conservative rank-and-file imagine Boris Johnson was one of the best occasion chief of the final 14 years with 56% choosing him.

Lord Cameron, who made a sensational comeback as Foreign Secretary earlier this 12 months, was second with 19%.

Mr Sunak is third on 11%, whereas Theresa May and Liz Truss are each on 5%.

The polling comes amid ongoing hypothesis over Mr Sunak’s successor as he battles to show across the Tories’ electoral fortunes forward of a common election anticipated later this 12 months.

Meanwhile, Mr Farage is predicted to make an announcement about his political future within the coming week.

The ex-Ukip chief, who’s presently honorary president of Reform UK, might make a bombshell return to frontline politics to steer the occasion following his stint on I’m A Celebrity.