If the Conservative MP was really a spook, he wouldn't be the first to make the leap into parliament.
At the start of this election, party members said they wanted to avoid another 'coronation', so why is the lead candidate being allowed to avoid scrutiny?
Johnson is the least popular among women MPs and Jeremy Hunt managed to get a vote from the European Research Group.
Snubbed for a recent state dinner with Donal Trump, the home secretary walks a difficult line in a party struggling with the question of islamophobia.
Rory Stewarts unconventional style has landed him in the second round of the Conservative leadership election – but he spins like a classic politician.
The speed is about to pick up as the field narrows.
Brexit will inevitably dominate this campaign, but the next prime minister also needs positions on austerity, party unity and how to actually survive in parliament.
Study suggests certain psychological characteristics get you to the frontbench. But they might not make you many friends along the way.
Party members who support the former London mayor's leadership bid describe themselves as very right wing, even by Conservative standards.
The party does have younger members, but their voices are not being heard as the leadership contest gets underway.
The much criticised PM has plenty of rivals for the title of worst leader.
In a sign of the times, there's even talk of the US president meeting Nigel Farage during his trip.
How the resurgent party can learn from the mistakes of the past to keep growing.
It's a strategically poor choice – and that's no coincidence.
Newcomers took most support from the Conservatives. But survey shows Nigel Farage is not as popular as he likes to think.
European vote sees electorate again dividing into Leave and Remain, as the Labour leader remained on the fence.
Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, Dominic Raab? Who will be the next prime minister?
How dangerous is dairy? Hannah Arendt can help us understand.
Theresa May's resilience has been remarkable. But it is also finite.
Chronic underfunding has made elections difficult to run in the UK. Yet the government continues to obsess over voter ID.