The tussle of whom becomes the next British Prime Minister has been on for a whole, with only two candidates left in the race to become the new leader of the Conservative Party.
Whoever emerges as the winner of the contest takes the mantle of leadership and becomes the leader of Britain’s ruling Conservatives and also the prime minister, the announcement will be made on july 23.
After MPs voted for the final two, the decision is now handed over to members of the Conservative Party across the UK, of which there are around 160,000.
Former foreign minister Boris Johnson has been tipped as favourite, and he enjoys some good measure of support from party members.
Boris Johnson is one of Britain’s most outstanding politicians. he was the mayor of London for eight years between 2008 and 2016. He has been able to win the most votes in all of the MP ballots so far in the race to become the next Conservative leader, and by extention Theresa May’s successor .
Jeremy Hunt is the imcumbent foreign secretary. He became an MP and a ranking member for the Conservative, Mr Hunt has more experience in government and has held more cabinet posts than Mr Johnson.
He was once an English teacher in Japan before venturing into politics.
Postal ballots will be sent out between July 6 and 8, and the deadline for returning them has been set at 5.00 pm on July 22.
The final announcement on who replaces Theresa May will be on Tuesday 23 july.