New British PM to be selected by mid-July – Conservative Party chairman
The Conservative Party chairman Brandon Lewis and the vice-chairs of the 1922 Committee, Cheryl Gillan and Charles Walker, have issued a statement setting out the process for selecting a successor to Theresa May. The timetable to select a new leader has been decided after consultation with the party board, they said.
Nominations will close in the week commencing June 10, before “successive rounds of voting will take place until a final choice of candidates to put to a vote of all party members is determined,” the Guardian reports.
The leadership of the committee expects that the process will be concluded by the end of June, so that members could cast their votes “in time for the result to be announced before parliament rises for the summer.”
May said on Friday she will resign as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party on 7 June “so that a successor can be chosen.”