Eight candidates are vying for the position of the next prime minister

Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Tom Tugendhat, Benny Mordaunt, Kimmy Badenoch, Nazim Zahawi, Jeremy Hunt and Soyla Braverman have compiled the 20 Wanted Sponsorship, the first step to replacing Boris Johnson.

The race for Downing Street has officially started and eight Conservative Party candidates are trying to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson after receiving the necessary number of sponsorships on Tuesday 12 July.

Unsurprisingly, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, former Defense Secretary Penny Mordaunt, Secretary of State Liz Truss and MP Tom Tugendhat all easily secured the 20 supporters needed to formally run for the leadership of the Conservative Party – and thus to the position of Prime Minister, a committee announced Tuesday. 1922, a conservative parliamentary group responsible for setting suffrage rules. New Finance Minister Nazim Al-Zahawi, Legal Adviser to the Government (“Attorney GeneralSuella Braverman, former Secretary of State for Equality Kimi Badenouch and former Health Minister Jeremy Hunt are also in the running.

Boris Johnson resigned on Thursday after some 60 of his executive board members closed the door, weary of recurring scandals. However, he remains Prime Minister until the knowledge of his successor on 5 September. From Wednesday, the eight candidates will have to muster 30 MPs to their cause if they want to pass the first round of voting. A second round is scheduled for Thursday and another on Monday if necessary. The goal is to have only two candidates left before the parliamentary recess that begins on July 22. The name of the future prime minister will be known in September after a final vote open to party members.

On Tuesday morning, there were still eleven candidates to succeed Boris Johnson, but three of them, including former health minister Sajid Javid, withdrew as the application deadline approached. The bookmakers put the neck and neck of Mr. Sunak and Mrs. Mordaunt, followed by Mrs. Truss.

tax cuts

In his nomination on Tuesday, Rishi Sunak was careful not to criticize Johnson, dismissing “To demonize Boris, exaggerate his mistakes and deny his effortsThe 42-year-old former Chancellor of the Exchequer with much fanfare resigned from the government last week, bringing with him about sixty other members of the executive branch and the eventual resignation of the prime minister. He is criticized by Boris Johnson’s supporters who accuse him of leading the prime minister into his downfall.

The campaign has so far been limited to resonant launch videos, vague promises – with most candidates asserting they will implement tax cuts without making clear how they will be funded – and discussions of everything gender. Mr. Zahawi, 55, felt we were trying.”dirtyWhen the press reported that he is under a tax investigation. He promised to publish his tax return every year if he became prime minister.

Unlike his rivals, Sunak has been cautious about tax cuts amid rising inflation. “It’s a question of ‘when’, not ‘if’.“But he reassured, he preached for”Honesty and responsibility, not fairy talesSunak was criticized when he was chancellor for not doing enough to ease the screws on British households due to the cost of living crisis.

distrust movement

After the Conservative Party members vote, the name of the future prime minister will be known on September 5. In hindsight, the Labor Party, which submitted a motion of no-confidence in Parliament on Tuesday, says, “UnbearableThat Boris Johnson remains in power until the end of the summer. But the Labor Party said that the government refused to allow time for discussion in Parliament to hold such a vote, denouncing “A blatant abuse of authority“.

Given that the Prime Minister has already resigned and the (replacement) process is underway, we don’t think this is a useful use of parliamentary time.Downing Street justified that it believed that the motion of no confidence in the Labor Party could be discussed if it did not target the Prime Minister individually. However, such a movement is unlikely to be supported by many conservatives. If successful, it would trigger a general election in which the Conservatives could lose the large majority they had in 2019, following the election of the then-popular Boris Johnson.


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