Zahawi shuts down Boris supporters as he warns ‘no chance’ Johnson to return as PM | Politics | News

Nadhim Zahawi warned attempts to challenge Rishi Sunak ahead of the next general election would be a “sure-fire” to see the Conservatives ousted. Mr Zahawi dismissed suggestions Boris Johnson could return to lead both the country and the party after speculation arose following the confirmation he would contest his seat in 2024. Asked by Sky News host Sophy Ridge whether Mr Johnson has a chance to come back, Mr Zahawi said: “No, because having another leadership election would be a sure-fire way of us losing the elections.”He added: “I speak to Boris Johnson. In fact, I spoke for him in his constituency in a conversation with the chairman of the party [event].”Let me tell you what Boris Johnson thinks. As he did when he reflected and stepped aside and supported Rishi Sunak.”He said, ‘I will not be selfish, I will put country and party ahead.’ And Rishi has the overwhelming support of the parliamentary party which is why he supported him.”That was the right thing to do. We have to remain united.”JUST IN: Bank of England ’causes havoc’ as error costs taxpayers £200bn: ‘Now we’ll all pay’MORE TO FOLLOW…