BURNHAM-on-Sea MP James Heappey has backed Boris Johnson to be the next leader of the Conservative Party.

The MP for Burnham and Highbridge tweeted to show his support for Mr Johnson to become leader and said he believes if Mr Johnson becomes Prime Minister he will ensure the UK leaves the EU by the end of October.

Mr Heappey's tweet read: "With @BorisJohnson as Prime Minister, we will leave the EU on October 31 and start to focus on other important issues, such as climate change and protecting the environment @BackBoris #BackBoris."

Meanwhile Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh, Bridgwater and West Somerset MP Ian Lidell-Grainger and Taunton Deane MP Rebecca Pow have yet to reveal who they are backing for the leadership.