Who's backing who? How Tory MPs line up behind the candidates

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Apart from the hard-core campaigners, who have declared their support for each of the six Conservative leadership candidates, there are unofficial lists of potential supporters collected by each camp. The Independent has identified more than 100 Conservative MPs from those lists, and while some might be mistaken - particularly with MPs wanting to consult their local parties before casting their votes on 10 June - they could provide a rough indication of the way in which the first-round voting might be weighted. (Commons campaign team members in bold)


David Curry (joint campaign manager), Michael Jack (joint campaign manager), with support declared by: Michael Mates, John Gummer, Ian Taylor.

Possible supporters include:

Michael Ancram, Devizes; Tony Baldry, Banbury; Virginia Bottomley, SW Surrey; Peter Brooke, Cities of London and Westminster; Quentin Davies, Grantham and Stamford; Sir Peter Emery, E Devon; Michael Fabricant, Lichfield; Sir Norman Fowler, Sutton Coldfield; Edward Garnier, Harborough; Sir Alan Haselhurst, Saffron Walden; Sir Edward Heath, Old Bexley and Sidcup; Michael Heseltine, Henley; Douglas Hogg, Sleaford and North Hykeham; Robert Jackson, Wantage; Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith, Wealden; Tom King, Bridgwater; Sir Peter Lloyd, Fareham; Sir Nicholas Lyell, NE Bedfordshire; John MacGregor, S Norfolk; Sir David Madel, SW Bedfordshire; Andrew Rowe, Faversham and Mid Kent; David Ruffley, Bury St Edmunds; Peter Temple-Morris, Leominster; Robert Walter, N Dorset; Sir Ray Whitney, Wycombe; and Sir George Young, NW Hampshire. (32)


Simon Burns (campaign manager), with support declared by David Faber, Peter Luff, Shaun Woodward.

Possible supporters include:

Richard Ottaway, Croydon S. (6)


James Arbuthnot (campaign manager), with support declared by: Alan Duncan, Nigel Evans, James Paice, Tim Yeo, Roger Gale, Nick Hawkins, Humfrey Malins.

Possible supporters include:

Peter Bottomley, Worthing W; James Clappison, Hertsmere; Geoffrey Clifton- Brown, Cotswold; Julie Kirkbride, Bromsgrove; John Maples, Stratford-on- Avon; Malcolm Moss, NE Cambridgeshire; Richard Page, SW Hertfordshire; Andrew Robathan, Blaby; Jonathan Sayeed, Mid Bedfordshire; Desmond Swayne, New Forest W; John Taylor, Solihull. (20)


Sir Michael Spicer (campaign manager), with support declared by: Tim Collins, David Davis, David Maclean, Liam Fox, David Lidington, Patrick Nicholls, Francis Maude, James Cran, Christopher Chope, Andrew Lansley, Christopher Fraser.

Possible supporters include:

Ian Bruce, S Dorset; Sir Archie Hamilton, Epsom and Ewell; Oliver Heald, NE Hertfordshire; Andrew Mackay, Bracknell; Patrick McLoughlin, W Derbyshire; David Tredinnick, Bosworth. (19)


Eric Forth (campaign manager), with support declared by: Gillian Shephard, David Willetts, Patrick Cormack, John Whittingdale, David Amess, Bernard Jenkin, Nigel Waterson, Gerald Howarth, Andrew Tyrie, Nick Gibb, John Bercow.

Possible supporters include:

Peter Ainsworth, E Surrey; Michael Colvin, Romsey; Piers Merchant, Beckenham; Ann Widdecombe, Maidstone and the Weald; Ann Winterton, Congleton. (18)


Iain Duncan Smith (campaign manager), with support declared by: Angela Browning, Marion Roe, Andrew Hunter, Julian Brazier, David Wilshire, John Wilkinson, Julian Lewis, Oliver Letwin, Howard Flight, Laurence Robertson. (11)

A number of names have been mooted at Westminster, including some of the MPs who had the whip withdraw following a European Union revolt, but some of them deny a commitment to Mr Redwood, and say there is no bloc commitment.