Conservative MP Boris Johnson is favourite to become new PM but very few Scots support him (Image: AFP/Getty Images)Get the biggest daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newslettersThank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTory leadership front runner Boris Johnson has failed to win the public backing of any of Ruth Davidson’s Scottish Conservative MSPs, the Sunday Mail can reveal.A poll has shown that moderate outsider Rory Stewart is the favourite among those of the Tories’ 31 strong Holyrood contingent willing to state a preference.It is further evidence of the toxicity surrounding Johnson in Scotland.His first policy pledge has been an income tax cut for high earners not be available north of the Border which would be financed partly with a National Insurance rise across the UK.Davidson stated last week she would want Johnson to “do things differently” in 10 Downing Street than during his time as foreign secretary.When we asked MSPs who they would be supporting, just nine were willing to give a name.Cowardly Boris Johnson dodges tough questions as launches bid to be prime ministerAdam Tomkins, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson and Murdo Fraser all said Stewart would be their preferred candidate.Only Annie Wells joined Davidson in backing Sajid Javid, while Peter Chapman and Rachael Hamilton want to see Michael Gove in charge.Margaret Mitchell was the only MSP to back Dominic Raab, a hard Brexiteer whose odds have fallen away since he threatened to sideline Parliament in a bid to push through a no deal Brexit if necessary.A Scottish Conservative spokesman yesterday played down claims of an increasing divide between the Scottish and Westminster branches of the party.He said: “The vast majority of our MSPs have still to declare a preferred candidate in the leadership contest. However, when they do, they will be free to support whoever they wish.”But SNP MSP Shona Robison said: “Boris Johnson is on course to win the Tory leadership contest and that will spell disaster for Scotland. But the real story here is that none of Ruth Davidson’s MPs are following her lead and backing her preferred candidate.”It demonstrates how much she’s lost control of her party, who have little faith left in her leadership.”This leadership campaign is a complete horror show and demonstrates why Scotland must have all options available to choose a better future.”By hitching her wagon to Sajid Javid’s campaign, Ruth Davidson is backing a no deal candidate who is working against Scotland’s interests.Boris Johnson as Prime Minister will be our own Trumpian nightmare”Worse still, Javid wants to silence Scotland’s voice, saying he ‘won’t allow’ us to make democratic decisions over our future.