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British Conservative party leadership and prime minister contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in south London, Thursday June 20, 2019. The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 20, 2019 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's governing Conservative Party narrowed the race to become the country's next prime minister to three candidates on Thursday, and is set to pick the final two contenders before the end of the day. Boris Johnson, a former foreign minister and ex-mayor of London, built on his...
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Britain's Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in south London, Wednesday June 19, 2019. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)
June 19, 2019 - 4:04 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was set to kick one more candidate out of the contest to become the country's next prime minister on Wednesday, as rivals scrambled to catch front-runner Boris Johnson. Johnson, a former London mayor and foreign secretary, has a big lead after two rounds...
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British Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson arrives for a live TV debate in central London Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party will continue to hold elimination votes until the final two contenders will be put to a vote of party members nationwide, with the winner due to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as party leader and prime minister.(AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
June 18, 2019 - 4:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister Tuesday in a Conservative Party vote that eliminated one of his rivals and enabled upstart candidate Rory Stewart to defy expectations by remaining in the contest. Johnson, a...
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British Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson gets in a car as he leaves his home in south London, Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Contenders for leadership in Britain's ruling Conservative Party to become the next Prime Minister, jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 18, 2019 - 10:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the voting to elect Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to become Britain's next prime minister, as one of his rivals was eliminated from the contest. Five contenders in all were still in the running...
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Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 6:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. With Johnson solidly ahead after winning 114 of the 313 votes in first-round voting among party...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, June 7, 2019, a police officer stands guard outside the front door to the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, London. Lawmakers are set to narrow the field of contenders for leadership of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister, in a series of elimination votes over the coming days from Monday June 17, 2019, with the final two names put to a vote of Conservative party members nationwide. The six contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May are: Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Rory Stewart. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
June 16, 2019 - 4:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat favorite Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister warned Sunday that the Conservative Party needs a real leadership contest, not just a coronation for the flamboyant front-runner. Johnson, a former foreign secretary who has run a deliberately...
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British Conservative party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves home in south London, Friday, June 14, 2019. Johnson is a leading candidate in the Conservative Party leadership campaign to be the next British Prime Minister. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 14, 2019 - 3:42 am
LONDON (AP) — One of seven contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May quit the Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as front-runner Boris Johnson was accused of trying to dodge media scrutiny. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said after the first round of voting, it was clear he did not...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, April 1, 2019, Britain's lawmaker Chuka Umunna arrives at 10 Downing Street for a knife crime summit in London. Umunna quit the Labour Party earlier this year to help form a pro-European new political party, but has now moved to join the centrist Liberal Democrats, and is quoted Friday June 14, 2019, in The Times of London, saying the Lib Dems are best placed to stop Brexit.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
June 14, 2019 - 1:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A prominent British lawmaker who quit the Labour Party to try to form a new pro-European political force has moved on again, this time joining the centrist Liberal Democrats. Chuka Umunna's move is the latest sign of Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's established political order...
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Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the official launch of his leadership campaign, in London, Wednesday June 12, 2019. Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 13, 2019 - 5:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in first-round voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, secured 114 of...
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during an event in Brussels Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is in Brussels Tuesday to meet with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 12, 2019 - 11:08 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit and the "horror show" of the British government leadership contest are signs that Scotland needs to chart a different future path, probably outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon said Tuesday that "increasingly, Scotland and the U...
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