UK Conservative Party
Boris Johnson insists he hasn't thought about going to the country - but Westminster is awash with speculation.
The prime minister is planning a "summer sausage offensive" to shore up support among MPs, according to reports.
He risked further angering his Tory critics by claiming he was already planning for a third term in office.
The prime minister said voters want him to get on with the job.
The prime minister is out of the country as political and economic turmoil sweeps the UK.
The former Tory MP's seat of Tiverton and Honiton was won by the Liberal Democrats in a by-election.
The home secretary backed Boris Johnson, saying they were working "night and day" on the big issues.
Lord Barwell said if the Tory party carries on as it is, it is “sleepwalking to a defeat at the next election”.
"We cannot carry on with business as usual. Somebody must take responsibility."
The Conservatives won the seat at the last general election as the Red Wall backed Boris Johnson.