Who are the Johnsonites? The loyal band behind the Conservative frontrunner

Beyond his personal supporters, the diverse Tory coalition assembled by Johnson is politically fragile. 

It is a mark of just how profoundly the priorities of Conservative MPs have changed since their last leadership election that Gavin Williamson, who chaired Theresa May's successful 2016 campaign with the intent of stopping Boris Johnson, has emerged as one of the former foreign secretary's most important lieutenants this time around.

As enforcer-in-chief to both May and David Cameron, Williamson has had more cause than most to distrust and dislike the Tory frontrunner. That not...
source: New Statesman

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