Boris Johnson says he plans to stand as leader of the Conservative Party.
The former foreign secretary told the British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference today: “I’m going to go for it, but there is no vacancy at present.”
Rumours Mr Johnson has had his eyes on the leadership have been circulating for some time – and he finally confirmed his intentions as Mrs May comes under increasing pressure to name the date of her departure as Prime Minister.
Mrs May told her party in December she would step aside once she has delivered the first phase of Brexit.
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