May to Succeed Cameron as Prime Minister on Wednesday

The only other candidate has withdrawn from the Conservative Party leadership election.

Theresa May addresses the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, October 7, 2009
Theresa May addresses the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, October 7, 2009 (Conservatives/Paul Toeman)
  • 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.