Dan Poulter backs Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister
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Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has backed former London mayor Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister.
The former health minister tweeted his support for the leading light in the campaign to leave the European Union this evening.
Dr Poulter, the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, was on the opposing side of Mr Johnson during the referendum campaign.
He stood down from the government last year to continue his medical career.
He is one of a handful of MPs to support Mr Johnson, including Ben Wallace and his brother Jo Johnson.
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Dr Poulter, MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, was junior health minister until the general election. He was appointed in September 2012.
The Suffolk had continued to work part-time as a hospital doctor after being elected in 2010, but had only been able to work in medicine about once a month – fitting it around ministerial and constituency duties.
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Since he stood down he has been on the Scotland and energy select committees.