South Holland and the Deepings Sir John Hayes is supporting Kemi Badenoch in the Conservative Party Leadership race
MP Sir John Hayes has revealed that he is now backing Kemi Badenoch as our new Prime Minister.
Sir John has switched allegiances after his previous candidate, Surella Braverman, was knocked out last week.
The latest round of voting in the leadership race will be taking place later today (Monday).
Sir John said it was not an easy choice to make but is throwing his support behind Ms Badenoch, who is the Saffron Waldon MP.
He said: "Kemi is fresh-faced and brimming with ideas and ability.
"I think we need a fresh start so for all those reasons I am backing her.
"The thing about the process and the way it works is that we get a fresh chance to choose at each round in the process of elimination."