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Who Could Succeed Boris Johnson? Runners and Riders

  • Hunt and Truss lead contenders to be next UK prime minister
  • Wallace, Zahawi, Tugendhat, Mordaunt could also be in the mix
Boris Johnson, third left, chairs a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on June 7.

Boris Johnson, third left, chairs a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on June 7.

Photographer: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

The major rebellion suffered by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson showed more than 40% of his party think he should be replaced by a new Conservative leader. So far there is no clear front-runner. 

Many senior Tories would throw their hats into the ring should the British premier leave office in the months ahead. From former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to Secretary of Defence Ben Wallace, any number may fancy their chances to be the next occupant of 10 Downing Street.