Junior Energy minister, Andrea Leadsom has thrown in the towel in the race to become leader of the British Conservative Party. With the resignation of David Cameron, Britain’s Parliamentary system means that whoever becomes the leader of the ruling Conservative Party will become Prime Minister.
Following two rounds of voters, the number of contenders in the race was trimmed down to two and following the shocking decision of Leadsom to step down today, Home Secretary Theresa May is now unopposed and will likely emerge as Prime Minister.
Leadsome said; “The best interests of our country inspired me to stand for our leadership. I believe in leaving the EU a bright future awaits. The referendum result represented a clear desire for change. A nine-week leadership campaign at such a critical point for our country is highly undesirable.”“The interests of our country are best served by the immediate appointment of a strong and well-supported Prime Minister,”
“I am therefore withdrawing from the leadership election and I wish Theresa May the very greatest success. I assure her of my full support.”