Next British PM to be announced on 23 July; 16,000 Conservative Party members to choose between Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt
The winner of the contest to replace Theresa May as leader of Britain's ruling Conservatives and prime minister will be announced on 23 July, the ruling party said Tuesday
Boris Johnson frontrunner in race to succeed Theresa May as British PM, gets most votes in first round of leadership poll
Boris Johnson secured his position as the frontrunner in the race to succeed Theresa May as British PM as he won the highest number of votes in the first round of the leadership poll.
As fresh rumours swirled of plans to oust her, May accepted that "the reality I now face as prime minister is rather different" than it was.
Theresa May on Wednesday became Britain's new prime minister, taking over from David Cameron with the task of negotiating Britain's exit from the EU.
EU leaders go into a make-or-break Brexit summit on Thursday facing difficult compromises to keep Britain in the bloc.