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Fewer than 160,000 people will select the next UK prime minister. Who are they?

Adam Rasmi
Fewer than 160,000 people will select the next UK prime minister. Who are they?

For the first time in British history, the UK’s next prime minister will be determined solely by voters who are registered members of the Conservative party. Some 160,000 people will vote by post to determine whether former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, or current foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt, will replace Theresa May as party leader (and hence prime minister) in the wake of her resignation earlier this month. In a series of votes, Conservative Party MPs had whittled down the list of ten hopefuls to these two candidates.