A NEW poll on who Britons think would make the best prime minister has found that only Boris Johnson comes close to Labor rival Keir Starmer.

A poll by political analysts Redfield and Wilton shows that Starmer is ahead of Boris Johnson by just 3%.

The campaign asked 2,000 people between October 20 and 21: “Right now, who among the following do voters think would make the best UK Prime Minister?”

The results are as follows.

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Starmer vs Johnson:

starmer 42%

Johnson 39%

Starmer vs Sunak:

starmer 44%

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Sunak 33%

Starmer vs Mordaunt:

starmer 49%

Mardown 22%

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BORIS Johnson has said he has not done a deal with Rishi Sunak and will fight for the No.10 spot.

The Telegraph reported that the former prime minister spoke to pro-Barys MPs this morning and urged them to get on the phone and get more MPs to support his leadership bid.

One MP told The Telegraph they had “no doubt left” that Mr Johnson was still in the running for the Tory leadership.

“He said he might speak to Mr Sunak and Penny Mordaunt, the other candidate in the leadership race, later this week.”

A second MP on the call confirmed Mr Johnson was staying in the race, saying: “It was a very positive meeting. We’re obviously looking forward to going overseas.”

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It came as Nadhim Zahavi, chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, became the latest supporter of Mr Johnson’s cabinet when he said he had “got the big calls right” and argued that “Britain needs him back”.

Johnson and Rishi Sunak are said to have held talks late into the evening as speculation mounted over whether the pair could strike a deal to lay the foundations for a united Conservative government.

Mr Johnson fell behind his former chancellor in public support from MPs, as Mr Sunak gained a valuable ally in Kemi Badenoch on Saturday and the former prime minister’s supporters contested claims he had reached the necessary numbers in order to gain a place on the Tory ballot. paper

Sir James Duddridge, a friend of Mr Johnson, said the former prime minister had the support of the 100 MPs needed to reserve his place on the ballot.

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Mr Johnson has returned to Britain to plan a second bid for the top job, which has divided opinion among Tory MPs, including his former allies.

He arrived at Gatwick Airport on Saturday morning with his family after a break from a holiday in the Dominican Republic following the dramatic resignation of Liz Truss on Thursday.

Meanwhile, an associate of former home secretary Suella Braverman said she was personally “heavily courted” by both Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak and was likely to decide who to back for the Tory leadership on Sunday.

Outlining her plan to “unite party and country” in the Express, she warned that the Tories had “allowed themselves to be distracted by internal disputes”.

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Ms Mordaunt used her speech to highlight the need to “make Brexit work”, “focus on the potential of all our citizens” and “protect our Union and its territorial integrity”, pledging to support reform of the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol.

She insisted she was not seeking the top job for an “easy ride” and vowed to build a government that “draws on all our best talent”.