Opposition Labour narrowly denies Brexit Party its first seat in United Kingdom parliament

Opposition Labour narrowly denies Brexit Party its first seat in United Kingdom parliament

May, who had stepped down amid mounting pressure over her repeatedly defeated Brexit deal, will continue as acting prime minister until the party has elected her successor, who will then take charge as the premier.

The first phase will see party MPs vote in several rounds from next week until the candidates are whittled down to two.

If the United Kingdom is committed to delivering Brexit; and a proper Brexit, not the very bad withdrawal bill that we've got, who are they going to negotiate with?

The Brexit Party, launched in April, swept to victory in the European Parliament election in Britain last month, riding a wave of anger over May's failure to deliver Brexit on time.

Her team has been keen to shape her legacy beyond the Brexit failure, but she bequeaths to her successor a nation where traditional political divides are being eroded by strong beliefs on whether Britain should leave the European Union, and how it should do so.

The final two candidates will be put to a postal ballot of about 160,000 Conservative members, with the victor announced the week of July 22.

At the party's first national conference on June 30th in Birmingham, Mr Farage has said that he and his team will unveil the direction of their policy development, adding: "Then we will start a consultation with our paying supporters - all 110,000-and-counting of them - and give them a vote on what happens next".

The governing Conservative Party, in disarray over Brexit and engulfed in a leadership battle, came third.

Labour has beaten the UK's newly formed Brexit Party by a margin of 700 votes in a by-election in Peterborough, eastern England. His party is ready to face a general election, he said.

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson is the favourite to win.

They can also stand for election as Conservative councillors and prospective parliamentary candidates, subject to assessments and approvals.

"Nominations close at 5pm on Monday, June 10".

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He is seeking to persuade Conservatives that he is the only candidate who could win a new national election for the Conservative Party.

May, 62, has seen her three years atop party and country defined, and ultimately destroyed, by Brexit.

"It seems to me that the more the Conservatives try to out Farage, the less well they will do".

"It's hard to think of a Tory politician who would have been the ideal PM in such circumstances", Tim Bale, politics professor at Queen Mary University of London, told AFP.

Despite the loss, Farage said the result showed that British politics has "fundamentally changed", with the stranglehold of Conservative and Labour now broken.

British PM contender Jeremy Hunt.

It had been seeking to capitalise on that momentum as well as voter disillusionment with the main Conservative and Labour parties, who have historically shared the Peterborough seat.

"She remains prime minister for a good few weeks yet", Mrs May's spokesman insisted, noting that any successor must meet Queen Elizabeth II and assure the monarch they have the support of enough lawmakers to take over.

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