UK’s Conservatives say new PM in place by July 20

Who will become Britain’s next Prime Minister? (Reuters pic)

LONDON: Britain’s governing Conservatives said today that Theresa May’s successor as party leader and prime minister was expected to be in place by parliament’s summer recess – set for July 20.

In a statement, the centre-right party’s chairman Brandon Lewis said nominations among MPs would close in the week beginning June 10, before party members choose between the top two candidates “in time for the result to be announced before parliament rises for the summer”.