Boris Johnson to Stay Through Leadership Contest: Number 10

Now that Boris Johnson has resigned as Tory leader, Conservative members of parliament are eyeing up the role of Prime Minister. Around a dozen potential candidates—backbenchers as well as ministers—are thought to be weighing up the challenge, with a timetable for the leadership race due to be confirmed next week. In the meantime, Number Ten says Johnson would continue as Prime Minister until his successor is chosen, despite calls to see him out immediately.

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