How does the Conservative Party elect a leader, and who is running?


The Conservative party has begun the process of electing a new leader and presumptive prime minister, after David Cameron said he would resign following the country’s vote last week to leave the European Union. The five candidates who were nominated yesterday will now go forward to a vote of Conservative MPs on July 5. The candidate with the least support in that vote will be eliminated. MPs will vote again on July 7 and July 12, until only two candidates remain. The final two candidates will then be put to a vote of the party’s membership of around 150,000 people.…

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