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17 June, Monday


Race for May's seat starts among Conservatives

Eleven candidates are vying for the leadership of Britain's oldest political party, and the keys to 10 Downing Street. Brexit brought down Theresa May and is expected to be the dominant debate among potential successors.

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Conservative members of the UK parliament will on Monday see the confirmed list of their colleagues who want the top party job when nominations close at 5 p.m. (1600 UTC).  

A record 11 candidates are challenging after former leader and still Prime Minister Theresa May sent in her letter of resignation on Friday, Deutsche Welle reports.

Heading the pack to win the vote are:

  • former Foreign Secretary and London mayor Boris Johnson

  • current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt

  • former Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom

  • current Environment Secretary Michael Gove.

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