Suella Braverman looks set to become the new leader of the Conservative Party, with exclusive polling for GB News showing she is ahead of the other potential candidates among both the general public and Tory voters.

She also beat every other candidate in head to head polling.


Going up against Kemi Badenoch, Braverman got 35 per cent support, while Badenoch got 31 per cent.

Compared with Tom Tugendhat, Braverman got 37 per cent support while Tugendhat got 31 per cent.

Suella Braverman

Suella Braverman looks set to become the new leader of the Conservative Party, with exclusive polling for GB News showing she is ahead of the other potential candidates among both the general public and Tory voters

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Against her successor James Cleverly, she got 39 per cent support while he got 34 per cent.

Of the general public, ten per cent said the former home secretary is their top choice overall.

In second place was Tugendhat with nine per cent backing.

Both Kemi Badenoch and Priti Patel were on seven per cent backing, while Robert Jenrick had six per cent.

Meanwhile, a massive 61 per cent said they don’t know.

The former home secretary is yet to announce a bid to run as Tory leader.

Asked over the weekend whether she plans to be the next leader, she said there will be “no announcements” yet, adding: “We’ve just got to take our time. We’ve got to figure out what the situation is.”

The former Home Secretary continued: “It’s been a really bad result. There’s no two ways about it.

“Hundreds of really good Tory MPs have been kicked out of office. We’re now seeing Keir Starmer install his Government, scrap the Rwanda plan for example.

“Years of hard work, acts of Parliament, millions of pounds have been spent on a scheme which, had it been delivered properly, would have worked.

“But, there are big problems on the horizon which will be, I’m afraid, caused by Keir Starmer. So it’s up to the Conservative Party to see how we respond to that.”

Speaking after the election, Rishi Sunak said he would step down as Tory leader once arrangements for selecting his successor are in place.

The polling, conducted by JL Partners for GB News, spoke to 8,030 people between June 21 and 25.