- Multi-millionaire IT tycoon Adam Afriyie poised to stand should backbench revolt force David Cameron to resign
- Two Tory MPs say they were asked to sign an endorsement letter
- Supporters of Mr Cameron condemn moves as ‘sheer madness’
By SIMON WALTERS AND BRENDAN CARLIN and GLEN OWEN
A wealthy MP dubbed the ‘Tory Barack Obama’ has been accused of undermining David Cameron with a secret leadership bid.
The Mail on Sunday has learned that multi-millionaire IT tycoon Adam Afriyie is poised to stand, should a rumoured backbench revolt force the Prime Minister to resign.
Two Tory MPs have told this newspaper they were asked to sign a letter endorsing Mr Afriyie as a leadership challenger in the event of such a contest. One said Mr Afriyie’s supporters claimed 40 MPs had already signed – though his allies deny the letter even exists.