Boris Johnson has announced his resignation as a leader of the British ruling Conservative Party. A leadership contest for the new conservative leader, the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is about to begin.
Below are some of the most promising candidates to replace Prime Minister Johnson.
Rishi Sunak served as Minister of Finance or Finance from February 5, 2020 to his resignation on July 5, 2020, because of the differences between himself and Boris Johnson.
Shortly after becoming prime minister, Snack faced enormous economic challenges posed by a CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic. He spent a huge amount of money to keep the economy afloat during the blockade of COVID-19. It went against his instinct as a low-tax Suckerite conservative, but it boosted his popularity.
However, his reputation has been in the last few months following disclosure that his wife, Axhata Marty, the daughter of a billionaire in India, had a non-domicile status for tax purposes. I was depressed.
Snacks were also fined by the Metropolitan Police Department for attending Boris Johnson’s birthday party, which was held in violation of the COVID-19 Blockade Regulations.
Sajid Javid, the son of first-generation Pakistani immigrants, has risen from a humble beginning to the pinnacle of British politics. He has played a ministerial role in housing, business, culture, the Treasury, and health.
Javid reached the final four of the contest on behalf of Theresa May as Tory leader in 2019, but dropped out and then approved Johnson.
He was appointed Minister of Finance under the Johnson administration, but resigned as his adviser for the sixth straight month. However, he returned to the government in 2021 as Minister of Health after his predecessor resigned due to a scandal.
Javid served as Minister of Health until his resignation on July 5, causing a wave of resignations, eventually forcing Johnson to resign.
Liz Truss remains as Foreign Minister, despite the massive resignation of ministers over the past two days. Her declaration of support for the Prime Minister after Snack and Javid’s resignation boosted her popularity among Johnson’s supporters.
Prior to becoming the first Women’s Conservative Foreign Minister in 2021, Truss was the secretary of international trade, negotiating post-Brexit trade agreements with countries, including Japan.
Her hard-line attitude towards Ukraine, which claims that Russian troops must be expelled from the country, is a threat to abolish the Northern Ireland Protocol with the EU and works well with parts of the Conservative Party.
Michael Gove was a level-up secretary until Boris Johnson fired him on suspicion of disloyalty on July 6. ..
Along with Johnson, Gove was one of Brexit’s top champions in the 2016 referendum campaign. But at a Conservative leadership contest later that year, Johnson originally supported him, so he said, “We can’t provide leadership or build a team for future tasks.” Sensationally withdrew support.
Following the resignation of Theresa May, he regained leadership in 2019, finishing third with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt. Gove went into exile in 2016, but Johnson appointed him to the Cabinet to upgrade the Duchy of Lancaster’s Prime Minister, Cabinet Office Minister, and Secretary. After asking Johnson to resign, he lost his job.
The Defense Minister has seen his popularity grow as a result of his response to the war in Ukraine.
According to the results of a new snap YouGov poll among conservatives, Wallace is a clear favorite to replace Boris Johnson as leader and prime minister.
He has consistently supported Johnson, but has argued for increased defense spending.
In a large ministerial resignation, he said he would stay in the post, writing on Twitter that “many of us have a duty to keep the country safe, no matter who the prime minister is.”
Former soldier Tom Tugendart is currently chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Tugendat is considered by Congress to be a Chinese hawk. In April 2020, he and Conservative Neil O’Brien established the Conservative Chinese Research Group. The group was critical of Huawei’s role in the UK’s 5G network, the Chinese regime’s COVID-19 disinformation campaign, and its foreign policy.
He was critical of the British government’s response to the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. Following the fall of Kabul in August 2021, he described the event as Britain’s “largest foreign policy disaster since Suez.”
After Rishi Sunak resigned on July 5, the former Minister of Education was appointed as the new Prime Minister of the Minister of Finance.
Born in Iraq in 1967 and raised in the United Kingdom, Zahawi was a successful businessman before entering politics.
He was appointed Minister of Vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic and played an important role in the deployment of vaccines.
Former Foreign Ministers and Health Ministers are relentless backbench critics of Boris Johnson and have asked the Prime Minister to resign.
Hunt will be second only to Johnson in 2019, so it is widely expected that new bids will be placed on Tory leaders.
As chairman of the House of Commons Health and Social Care Special Committee, he has used his position to make many important interventions in dealing with the government’s pandemic, but his strength against blockades. Support is not pleasing to all Tory lawmakers. ..
Penny Mordaunt made a wave in 2019 as Britain’s first female defense minister, shortly before being fired by Boris Johnson shortly after becoming prime minister.
Mordant reportedly played a key role in the 2016 Brexit referendum withdrawal campaign and previously enjoyed the support of Andrea Leadsom in particular.
PA Media contributed to this report.