In a survey from ConservativeHome, Jacob Rees-Mogg received the most votes as to who should be the next leader of the UK Conservative party after Theresa May.
18% of the more than 1,300 Tory supporters polled back Brexiteer JRM for Leader, up from 15% the month prior.
Trailing him are Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and David Davis. Noticeably all the top choices campaigned to Leave the European Union.
Interestingly, ‘none of the above’ was the most popular choice of all, backed by 22% of respondents.
Will Tory members back a well-established Brexiteer or a wild card choice? Either way, it looks like party supporters want someone with a lot more Brexit authenticity than Theresa May.
In the past, Rees-Mogg voted for a more controlled immigration policy. He is a supporter of Brexit, and is also more traditionally conservative on social issues, being a pro-life Catholic. Wikipedia describes him as “a staunch Eurosceptic who once called for the Conservatives to form a political pact with the UK Independence Party,” and “one of the Conservatives’ most rebellious MPs.”