Shortly before his announcement, he had slipped to second place in the bookies’ most likely next Prime Ministers, with Rishi Sunak overtaking him.
London, Thanasis Gavos
Out of the race to succeed Boris Johnson in the leadership of the Conservative Party and in his prime ministership United Kingdom put himself o Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.
The 52-year-old politician has enlisted first in preferences of Conservative Party members in polls in recent months, having gained popularity over his handling of the war in Ukraine.
“After careful consideration and discussion with colleagues and family, I have made the decision not to enter the Conservative Party leadership process. I am grateful to all parliamentary colleagues and members at large who have expressed their support,” wrote Ben Wallace on Twitter.
He adds that it was not an easy decisionbut is focused on the job at hand as Secretary of Defense.
Shortly before this announcement, Mr. Wallace had retreated to second place of the leading next UK Prime Ministers in bookmakers’ predictions, with Rishi Sunak to pass him.
The 42-year-old Mr. Sunak, who resigned on Tuesday from his position Minister of Financeannounced his candidacy with a very neat video on Twitter, in which he succinctly highlights both his values and policies, attempting a clear contrast with Boris Johnson.
Although he is blamed by a section of the Conservative Party for high tax policy and his wealthy wife’s avoidance of UK tax, the announcement of his candidacy immediately garnered the public support of many Tory MPs.
The 42-year-old also announced her candidacy Kemi Badenochwho has been a deputy minister, while hers was confirmed via Twitter by the also 42-year-old Attorney General Suella Braverman, who will represent the wing of the extreme supporters of Brexit in the Conservative Party.
The 49-year-old head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has also declared himself present in the succession race. Tom Tugenhuta moderate and sympathetic politician from the center wing of the Tories.
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