Boris Johnson won't be running for Tory leadership

Brexit ally Michael Gove had earlier withdrawn support

30th June, 2016
Boris Johnson withdraws from the race for the Tory leadership Pic: Getty

Boris Johnson has pulled out of the race to be the next British prime minister after a savage attack from former Brexit ally Michael Gove, who will now compete for the job with Home Secretary Theresa May.

Johnson dramatically withdrew from a contest that he had been the bookmakers’ favourite to win after Gove entered at the last minute with an attack on the former London mayor.

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