UK politicians to begin voting for David Cameron's replacement

UK politicians to begin voting for David Cameron's replacement

In the UK conservative party politicians will begin voting today to replace David Cameron as their leader and British Prime Minister.

Theresa May looks like the favourite at the moment, but the Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom has publicly received the backing of Boris Johnson for the job.

However a poll for The Times this morning has found the sitting home secretary May has the backing of 63% of them.

First round results are expected at around 7pm this evening - and with MPs voting every Tuesday and Thursday until the five candidates are whittled down to two.

Graham Brady - who's organising the vote - explains what happens after that: “The two candidates then go to the full membership in the country, there will be a postal ballot, so everyone can participate in that and it will close on September 9.

“With the declaration of the result that day.”


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