July 13, 2022
Eight candidates are left in the race to lead the conservative party – and become the next prime minister – after former health secretary Sajid Javid pulled out of the contest.
To stay in the race, leadership hopefuls had to get support of at least 20 tory MPS by Tuesday evening.
Minutes before the deadline, Javid withdrew, saying he “looked forward to seeing the debate unfold”.
Junior minister Rehman Chishti also pulled out of the contest.