Johnson Stands Down as Five Vie for David Cameron’s Job

Michael Gove and Theresa May are in, Boris Johnon is out. Live commentary on the British leadership contest.

British cabinet ministers Michael Gove and Theresa May
British cabinet ministers Michael Gove and Theresa May (Conservatives/UK Home Office)
  • Michael Gove, the British justice secretary, has forced Boris Johnson out of the race to succeed David Cameron by launching his own bid for the Conservative Party leadership.
  • Theresa May, the home secretary, formally declared her candidacy as well. She is seen as the best candidate to reunite the party after a bruising EU referendum campaign.
  • Other candidates are Stephen Crabb, a “Cameroon” on the left of the party, and Liam Fox and Andrea Leadsom, two Euroskeptics.

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