Liz Truss said in her resignation speech outside Downing Street on Thursday that a new leadership contest would take place within a week.
Graham Brady, the Conservative official in charge of the process, said at least 100 nominations from Conservative MPs were required to replace Truss.
If multiple candidates meet that criteria, they will be sent to Conservative MPs in an online ballot, with a new prime minister announced on Friday 28 October.
He is the fifth Conservative prime minister in six years and the third to serve in parliament this term. But who will be the next leader? The main runners and riders are:
Snack has proven to be something of a prophet of the end of government, as many of the predictions he made during his leadership this summer regarding Truss’ economic plans came true.
The former finance minister warned that the Truss’ underfunded tax cuts would lead to a weaker pound, bond market panic and concerns from the International Monetary Fund. You’d be surprised how fast it can go.
Snak has experience battling the economic crisis and has led the UK through the Covid-19 pandemic.
He also received the most votes from parliamentarians in the last leadership election, comfortably clearing the new standard with 137 support. Truss eventually won the deciding member votes, but Sunak narrowly lost to him with 43% of the votes.
The trust he has among members of Parliament and the legitimacy with which his predictions have earned him may be the next most likely hand to pilot the ship.
The House Majority Leader may have rehearsed to become Prime Minister this week, replacing Liz Truss, who was absent at the debate.
“The prime minister is not under the desk,” Mordaunt admitted Tuesday.
Mordaunt finished third in the last leadership election, narrowly missing out on fronting the squad. She, who won her 105 votes from her MPs in her last election, is also expected to clear her newt threshold.
She also has military experience and is expected to perform well among party members. Mordaunt was a Royal Navy reservist and briefly served as Secretary of Defense.
Like Snack, she comes from the moderate side of the party. There was even talk between her two MPs forming a “dream team” ticket, but this has yet to come to fruition.
Badenok finished fourth in the party leadership election this summer. – It secured just 59 votes from MPs – but polls consistently rated it as popular among grassroots members of the Conservative Party.
One of the young MPs running for office, Badenok quickly won the backing of long-time Conservative Grandee Michael Gove, who hailed her as a “distinguished talent” within the party.
Badenok hails from the right wing of the Tory Party, and her previous leadership bid suggested that the government’s climate targets may prove too high.
Now that Truss votes from MPs are available, Badenok may have an outside chance to clear the threshold and participate in member votes.
Multiple allies believe Johnson will bring stability to the country, despite the fact that he resigned in disgrace just months ago after a string of scandals piled up and his position fell out of favor. It is argued that there is a possibility of becoming a unified candidate who can do so.
One of the lawmakers who campaigned for Johnson in the 2019 leadership campaign said when asked by CNN how Johnson could justify being Prime Minister again: ”
Another MP who backed Johnson in 2019 said he was the only candidate who could easily beat both Conservative MPs and Conservatives.
A Johnson aide said he was aware Johnson was being actively lobbied after Truss’ resignation speech, saying the party’s best bet for medium-term stability was Johnson. claimed.
In his final speech as prime minister outside 10 Downing Street, Johnson made one of his signature references to ancient history. He said, like the Roman statesman Cincinnatus, “back to the plow”, suggesting a quiet life on the back bench. was recalled from Rome to return to Rome for a second term. He was a dictator this time.
Some suspect that the new 100-vote standard is the Conservative Party trying to make Johnson’s next term impossible. Due to the high threshold of votes, it is unlikely to reach that stage.
Her promotion of Grant Shaps to Home Secretary is a sign of disorder in the last days of the Truss administration.
Shaps served as Secretary of Transportation under Boris Johnson. He claimed to be his successor in his previous party leadership election, but he failed to secure the votes of his 20 MPs necessary to advance to the next round, so he was elected three days later. I withdrew from the election campaign.
The new threshold would prove too high for Shaps, but his criticism of Truss’ government from the beginning may have won the support of more MPs than last time.
Suela Braverman Her resignation as home secretary on Wednesday night may have portended a potential bid for leadership. It may seem to drag you further to the right.
Tom Tugendhat He was surprisingly popular with Tories and the general public despite finishing fifth in the last leadership election. After serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Tugendhat was appointed Security Minister by the Truss.
Ben WallaceSecretary of Defense and another former military man, was expected to succeed Johnson in the final leadership contest.He is very well-voted among Conservatives. It is unknown if his position will change after that.
Former prime minister Teresa May It has also emerged as a ‘Unity’ candidate to be a possible successor to Truss. Theresa May tried to rally rival Conservatives over Brexit and was eventually replaced by Boris Johnson. The parties have proven unable to resolve the dispute this time, so another compromise attempt may be made soon.