May to Succeed Cameron as Prime Minister on Wednesday
The only other candidate has withdrawn from the Conservative Party leadership election.
- Britain’s home secretary, Theresa May, will become prime minister on Wednesday.
- Her only remaining rival for the leadership of the ruling Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom, withdrew from the race.
- A leadership election was triggered by David Cameron’s resignation in the wake of the Brexit referendum.
- The opposition Labour Party is due to have its own leadership contest. Angela Eagle is challenging Jeremy Corbyn.