May way clear after Leadsom quits race

British Home Secretary says she will honour Brexit vote

11th July, 2016
Andrea Leadsom out of the Conservative race Pic: Getty

Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the race to succeed David Cameron as British Prime Minister, paving the way for Home Secretary Theresa May to become Britain’s next prime minister.

“Strong leadership is needed urgently to begin the work of withdrawing from the European Union,” Leadsom, an energy minister, said in a statement to reporters in London. “A nine-week campaign is highly undesirable.” She said her support among Tory MPs was not sufficient to...

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