UK PM race: The countdown begins in full throttle

Here we go with the UK PM election race!!!

The former Prime Minister Theresa May has resigned her post on May 24, 2019, and officially relieved on June 7, 2019, following the Brexit amendment failure tabled by her. The next general PM election is to be held in 2022 officially. Till 2022 a member has to serve as PM from the Conservative Party which is ruling the country.

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Election Procedure:

Now the election is held among 313 conservative lawmakers who will be reduced to two contestants with series of ballots. The election is conducted in four rounds that started from June 13 followed by June 18, 19 and 20. A membership husting was held on June 22. The official result will be announced on July 23, 2019.
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Who are the contestants in the UK PM race?

No Candidates Current Designation
1 Michael Gove Environment Secretary
2 Matt Hancock Health Secretary
3 Mark Harper Chief Whip
4 Jeremy Hunt Foreign Secretary
5 Sajid Javid Home Secretary
6 Boris Johnson Former Foreign Secretary
7 Andrea leadsom Former Leader of House
8 Esther McVey Former Works and Pensions Secretary
9 Dominic Raab Former Brexit Secretary
10 Rory Stewart International Development Secretary


Who will win the Contest?

At present, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are now in the race for the next PM.
Mr. Johnson has long been the clear favorite in the contest and easily made it to the final two, securing the votes of more than 100 Tory MPs in each round. Last few days his lead is slipping slowly due to Hunt’s commendable speech.

Hunt has a tough time to win the contest which was among the Tory members and the general public. But recently the percentage of winning slowly increased to above 20%.

On 20 June – the public at large preferred Mr. Johnson by 36 percent to Mr. Hunt’s 28 percent. On 22 June, however, Mr. Hunt led by 32 percent to 29 percent. Mr. Johnson retained his lead among Conservative voters, but it fell from 27 points to nine points over the same period.
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The problem for Mr. Hunt is that Mr. Johnson’s lead is large, especially among the fraction of the electorate that actually gets to decide the outcome of the leadership race.

The former Mayor of London has emerged as the darling of the Tory party membership with 77 percent of them saying he would be a good leader according to the latest polling.

This is a better score than any of the other candidates that made it through to the third round and is 21 points ahead of Mr. Hunt who scored 56 percent.

This would suggest that Mr. Johnson has an excellent chance of winning the contest when the vote goes before the members over the course of the next month.

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