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Youre hired: Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson to be next PM

Lord Sugar has thrown his weight behind Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister, saying he can “stop Jeremy Corbyn from being PM”.

Johnson is already guaranteed in a place in the run off between the final two candidates after he secured 114 votes in the first round.

Read more:Boris Johnson says long way to go after first round victory

Six candidates – Johnson, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, home secretary Sajid Javid, international development Rory Stewart, environment secretary Michael Gove and former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab – after health secretary Matt Hancock pulled out.

Sugar, who has been a vocal critic of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, tweeted:

I seriously back @BorisJohnson to be the new PM . The public like him and he will have a good chance of winning the general election in 2021 if not before. Any one who can stop @jeremycorbyn from becoming PM has my backing .

— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) June 14, 2019

Sugar has previously called for Johnson and Gove to be “prosecuted” for the “lies” they told during the second referendum, in which the two men campaigned for Leave.

At a debate in the House of Lords last year, Sugar said there was a “good argument to void that [the Leave] vote if it can be concluded that the public were totally misled”.

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