Sajid Javid’s bid to be the next Prime Minister has been given a major boost after Ruth Davidson declared him ‘the man for the job’ and ‘the real deal’.
The powerful leader of the Scottish Conservatives is the most high-profile politician to endorse any candidate yet and her backing will be a shot in the arm for the Home Secretary’s leadership ambitions.
Last night, Sajid told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Ruth knows a winner when she sees one.’
Ms Davidson said she backed Mr Javid as he had ‘worked his way to a better life for himself and his family before walking away from a lucrative career in order to give back in public service to the country he loves and which offered his immigrant parents a home. His life embodies the Conservative values of aspiration, education, opportunity, hard work and just reward.’