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British home secretary Theresa May leaves number 10 Downing Street. She is the clear frontrunner to replace David Cameron there. Photograph: Getty Images

Home secretary Theresa May has emerged as the clear frontrunner to succeed David Cameron as UK prime minister, winning more votes in the first ballot (...)

UK home secretary Theresa May: clear favourite to win, with more than 100 pledges of support from MPs. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Conservative MPs start the process of selecting a new leader today as the frontrunner, home secretary Theresa May, faced criticism for refusing to of(...)

British Conservative party leadership candidate Andrea Leadsom, who is emerging as the leading standard-bearer for those who campaigned for Brexit. Photograph:  J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

The five candidates to succeed David Cameron as prime minister will make their case before Conservative MPs this evening, amid sharp disagreements a(...)

Theresa May has said there could be an upsurge in the number of Europeans moving to the UK before Britain’s exit from the EU. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Theresa May has said there could be an upsurge in the number of Europeans moving to the UK before Britain’s exit from the EU, as people try to enter t(...)

Michael Gove and  Boris Johnson: the extraordinary intrigue surrounding Gove’s abandonment of Johnson has ensured the contest will be bitter. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/Reuters

Boris Johnson’s dramatic exit from the Conservative leadership contest and the last-minute entry of Michael Gove have not only reshaped that race but (...)

British home secretary Theresa May launching her bid for the Conservative Party leadership in London. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Britain’s justice secretary Michael Gove has defended his decision to abandon Boris Johnson and launch his own bid for the Conservative leadership, sa(...)

And then there were five. Delivering another bombshell in the extraordinary story that is Brexit, the Tories’ “anyone but Boris” campaign yesterday su(...)

The five who have announced that they will stand for election as leader of the Conservative Party after the resignation of David Cameron. From left: Liam Fox, Theresa May, Stephen Crabb, Andrea Leadsom and Michael Gove. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May A quiet Remain backer who is seen as a steady hand to calm the party after its post-Brexit turbulence. The current home secretary’s campai(...)

Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson after delivering his speech in London on Thursday. The former London mayor kept reporters in suspense until the very end of a scheduled appearance where he was due to launch his leadership bid. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

In the days since last week’s EU referendum reshaped British politics, the tumult within the Labour Party over Jeremy Corbyn’s future stood in contras(...)

Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of running in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Photograph:  Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of running in the Conservative Party leadership contest, despite having been considered one of t(...)

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