Due to Liz Truss's resignation announcement, a new leadership election will be held to choose the next Conservative leader and prime minister. By October 28, the winner of the competition to replace her will be announced.
Nominations for the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister are now being accepted. They will close on Monday, October 24th, at 1400 BST. Candidates will need at least 100 Conservative MPs.
How will the next Prime Minister be chosen?
Whoever wins the Conservative leadership election will be the party's leader with the most MPs in Parliament.
As a result, the King will ask them to form a government, becoming the United Kingdom's next prime minister.
In reality, there will probably be potential contenders, or maybe only one, who will be elected leaders without the support of the party's members.
According to rumors, Boris Johnson is eager to succeed Liz Truss as his replacement. It's said that Rishi Sunak and Penny Mordaunt are also candidates. Rishi Sunak is one. Earlier this summer, Rishi Sunak ran to succeed Boris Johnson as a leader. He got the most votes from Conservative MPs, so he joined Ms. Truss in the final two.
● Rishi Sunnah
He warned during the election that his opponent's tax proposals would hurt the economy, but his message did not resonate with party members, and he lost by 21,000 votes. In 2015, Mr. Sunak was elected to represent the Richmond constituency in North Yorkshire.
He was hardly known outside of Westminster, but by February 2020, he was the chancellor of the exchequer. According to analytics company YouGov, Sunak is still the sixth most popular politician in the U.K. and can be a soothing influence. But even though living costs are high right now, accusations that his wealthy family used their non-domiciled status to pay less tax are seen as a possible gift to Labour, the U.K.'s opposition party.
Recent information on Rishi:
Better flood protection for Stokesley is welcomed by Rishi. Rishi has applauded the completion of Stokesley's £3.7 million flood defense project.
He saw that the finished project had made more than 500 homes and businesses in the neighborhood safer.
Rishi also liked the scheme's extra benefits for the River Leven, which he learned about from the employees of the Environment Agency who were in charge of starting up and running the work.
Citations from him
He said: “Many Stokesley residents and businesses will be reassured by this work, which maintains and improves flood protection, saving many people from the heartache of dealing with the devastating impact flooding can have."
Citations about him from Lord William Hague of Richmond
"He is an exceptional individual, and I believe he will continue to be a strong and effective advocate for our community."
● Penelope Mordaunt
Since September 2022, Penelope Mary Mordaunt has served as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Council. She has been the Conservative Party's Member of Parliament for Portsmouth North since May 2010.
Penny Mordaunt got a taste of prime ministerial power earlier this week when she filled in for Liz Truss during an urgent question in Parliament.
She got good feedback for how confidently she did her job at the dispatch box, and she may want to run for office again.
She ran in the last election and got a lot of support from her coworkers, but she didn't make it into the top two.
Ms. Truss was appointed leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Privy Council after her support, which meant she presided over the Accession Council for the new king.
● Johnson, Boris
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, Hon FRIBA, was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 2019 to 2022. From 2016 to 2018, he was Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and from 2008 to 2016, he was Mayor of London.
● Badenoch, Kemi
In the most recent leadership race, Kemi Badenoch was a big surprise. Even though she didn't win, the race considerably raised her profile.
Braverman, Suella The resignation of the former home secretary increased the pressure on Liz Truss, who resigned less than 24 hours later.
● Braverman, Suella
Ms. Braverman quit because of a data breach, but her angry resignation letter hinted that she and her boss had different views on immigration. Ms. Braverman has tried to appeal to the right wing of her party on social issues by saying that it is her "dream" to start transporting migrants to Rwanda and criticizing the "tofu-eating wokerati."
The former barrister and attorney general in Boris Johnson's government is a Brexit supporter. She ran in the last leadership election after he resigned but was defeated in the second round.
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