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During the second televised debate on Sunday, July 17, the five leadership hopefuls were asked if they would promise Mr Johnson a role in their cabinet.

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None of the candidates – Ms Truss, Mr Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, Kemi Badenoch and Tom Tugendhat – said they would be willing. 

In a poll that ran from 9am on Sunday, July 24, to 8pm on Friday, July 29, asked readers: “Should Boris Johnson be given a cabinet position under the new Prime Minister?” 

In total, 4,743 people cast their votes with the overall result, gaining a strong 68 percent (3,218 people), being “yes”, Mr Johnson should be given a cabinet position. 

However, some 31 percent (491 people) said “no” he should not, while a further one percent (34 people) said they did not know.

Hundreds of readers shared their thoughts on Mr Johnson’s future role in Government in the comments below the accompanying article. 

Many said that Mr Johnson should be given a cabinet role, with username Belfast1234 writing: “Yes, yes, yes” 

Username Hotdog 008 wrote: “Make him deputy PM.” 

While username imppy55 said: “Yes, Foreign secretary.” 

And username borneovet said: “Maybe make him the Ambassador to Ukraine.”

And username Bluestorm2 said: “He should stand well clear and let them drown in their own mire!” 

While some commented that he should stay away from the Cabinet with username rogerthedog writing: “No, he has done enough damage already.” 

Another, username AlistairMilton said: “No, Johnson should not be in any cabinet. Keep him as far away from the seat of power as possible.” 

A new Prime Minister is due to take office on September 5 following a postal ballot of Tory Party members.