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Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in runoff for UK prime minister

Jun. 20, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's next prime minister will be a man in his 50s who went to Oxford University — either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, the two finalists selected Thursday in a race to lead the governing Conservative Party. Johnson , a flamboyant former foreign secretary and ex-mayor of London,...

The Latest: Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt in UK leader runoff

Jun. 20, 2019 1:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on choosing Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will compete to become Britain's next prime minister in a runoff vote by members of the governing Conservative Party. Johnson, a former U.K. foreign secretary, and Hunt, who holds...

UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson

Jun. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. Johnson, a former London mayor and U.K. foreign secretary, won 143 of 313 votes...

The Latest: UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson at top

Jun. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Conservative Party voting to pick Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to four candidates, with Boris Johnson building on his commanding lead in a Conservative Party vote. Johnson gained 143 of 313...

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...

The Latest: UK candidates debate - what else - Brexit

Jun. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 8:25 p.m. The five men competing to be Britain's next prime minister are taking part in a televised debate where they traded barbs about who will get Britain out of the European Union fastest. Front-runner...

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

Jun. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Party legislators. The ultimate victor will replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader...

Boris Johnson skips debate as Tory rivals quizzed on Brexit

Jun. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt asked as...

UK leader race down to 6 contenders, Boris Johnson in front

Jun. 14, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — One of seven contenders to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May quit the Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as front-runner Boris Johnson was accused by rivals of trying to dodge media scrutiny. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that after the first round of voting it was...

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...