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Who can replace Johnson: Wallace beats Truss, but there’s a higher bet

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Which candidates are running for the post of Prime Minister of Great Britain?

Ben Wallace and Liz Truss remain the most likely candidates for Prime Minister of the UK. Other Conservatives who can join the race are Rishi Sunak, Nadhim Zahawi, Sajid Javid, and Jeremy Hunt. Moreover, oppositional candidates also shouldn’t be excluded. Who can win this contest?


Three supporters of Ukraine

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Ben Wallace, Liz Truss and Thomas Ellwood are among the candidates for the post of Prime Minister of Great Britain

Ben Wallace, the Defense Secretary of the UK, and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who went to Indonesia on July 6 to take part in a G20 meeting, are the main candidates to replace Boris Johnson, said candidate of historical sciences Yegor Brailian in his commentary to The Page.

Quote"In both cases, London will continue providing significant support for Ukraine," the expert believes.

At the same time, he thinks that we shouldn’t exclude MPs who are opposed to Johnson, for instance, Tobias Ellwood, Chair of the House of Commons Defense Select Committee.

Quote"Ellwood and Wallas are two key persons, on whose decisions further weapon supply to Ukraine depends," Brailian explained.

He said that Ellwood consistently criticizes Johnson, but he also advocates more resolute actions by the UK with respect to Black Sea ports.

There’s also a possibility of pre-term parliamentary elections to be held in autumn, which will once more change the situation inside the country, the expert said.

Bets on Tugendhat and Wallace

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Interestingly, the Westminster betting board with the latest odds as to possible candidates to be the next PM as of July 6 showed that the most hopes were set on Tom Tugendhat, also a Conservative MP: 13-1.

He was followed by Ben Wallace, who had 12-1 odds, then Jeremy Hunt with 11-1 odds, and finally Liz Truss with 10-1 odds.

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A betting board with the latest odds on when Prime Minister Boris Johnson will leave and who will replace him as Conservative leader in Westminster.

Tom Tugendhat, cited by Sky News, personally supports the call for Boris Johnson to resign. On July 7, according to Sky Bet, he had 12-1 odds (a little less than on July 6).

Tugendhat was the first MP to tell, as early as January, that he’d take part in a ballot to replace Johnson as the leader of the Tories. He said that winning the race would be "a huge privilege" for him.

Nevertheless, according to a new poll of Conservative party members conducted by YouGov, Wallace is the clear favorite as of July 7.

According to Sky News, the Defense Secretary firmly beats all the top candidates, including Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. However, the poll doesn’t show votes for Tugendhat, therefore the issue is still uncertain.

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Can someone replace Johnson as a caretaker?

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Can they find a temporary replacement for Johnson?

Although Johnson said that he will remain in office until the new PM is found, a part of the Conservatives demands that he goes immediately and is replaced by a caretaker. Dominic Raab, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Justice, could be an interim replacement.

In addition, the former head of government Theresa May was also asked if she could stand in as caretaker PM before a new leader is elected.

Quote"I don’t think there’s going to be a caretaker Prime Minister in the sense of somebody else coming in," the politician said.

When asked what she would want to see in a new Tory leader, May said:

Quote"I would want to see somebody who wants to concentrate on healing division, who wants to unite the country and unite the party. This is so important going forward. I am concerned when I look at some other countries and the polarization of politics in the United States, for example."

She said that the UK needed to ensure that the country avoided going down that very polarized route of politics and society.


Context.

  • Earlier, The Page reported that the British Conservatives once more want to initiate the resignation of Boris Johnson.
  • We also analyzed Johnson's Pyrrhic victory when he overcame a vote of no confidence in his party in early June and predictions on how long he could have stayed in office.
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