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Boris Johnson builds lead in race to be UK prime minister

Jun. 18, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race for next UK leader

Jun. 13, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The flamboyant, divisive Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in the first round of voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit...

How the Tories choose a new leader - and UK prime minister

Jun. 13, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party is holding a contest to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who stepped down from the party helm last week after failing to deliver Brexit. Ten candidates wanted to follow May as party leader and into the prime minister's office. A series of knockout votes will...

Boris Johnson builds momentum in UK Conservative race

Jun. 11, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers. But he faced calls from his rivals to abandon his low-profile campaign strategy and start answering questions from journalists...

Who are the 10 Tories running to be UK prime minister?

Jun. 11, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to get a new prime minister, but only members of the Conservative Party have a say in the decision. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on...

Home Secretary Sajid Javid joins race for UK prime minister

May. 27, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Home Secretary Sajid Javid is joining the race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May. Javid said in a video posted Monday on Twitter that his goal is to restore trust and create new opportunities. He says "first and foremost, we must deliver Brexit,"noting the Conservative...

Michael Gove enters Conservative race to succeed Theresa May

May. 26, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Environment Secretary Michael Gove on Sunday became the eighth lawmaker to enter the race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, as other contenders staked out uncompromising positions on Brexit. Gove said Sunday that "I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime...

New candidates vie to succeed UK's May with focus on Brexit

May. 25, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to succeed British Prime Minister Theresa May is heating up, the field of Conservative contenders is quickly growing and the focus is squarely on how to handle Brexit. Former House of Commons leader Andrea Leadsom and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab joined the fray Saturday...

The Latest: PM May resigns, won't lead Britain out of EU

May. 24, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and Britain's political crisis (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Theresa May has ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime...

May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM

May. 24, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Theresa May ended her failed three-year quest to lead Britain out of the European Union on Friday, announcing that she will step down as Conservative Party leader June 7 and triggering a contest to choose a new prime minister who will try to complete Brexit. "I have done my best," May said in...