May Takes Lead in Race to Become Next British PM
(Bloomberg) -- Theresa May took a clear lead in the race to succeed U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron after the first round of voting among Conservative Party lawmakers on Tuesday. The home secretary won 165 votes, followed by Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom with 66 votes. Justice Secretary Michael Gove got 48, Pensions Secretary Stephen Crabb 34 and former Defence Secretary Liam Fox 16. As the last-placed candidate, Fox was eliminated from the contest and Crabb dropped out. Yougov Head of Political & Social Research Joe Twyman discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards and Manus Cranny on "Countdown."