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When will the next Tory leader and Prime Minister be selected, and how does it work?

When will the next Tory leader and Prime Minister be selected, and how does it work?

Monday, 10 June The deadline for candidates to apply to become leader of the Conservative Party will expire at 5pm. They will need to secure eight backers in order to progress to the first leadership hustings. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11-12 June The 1922 Committee, the ruling body of the Conservative Party, will host two days

Monday, 10 June

The deadline for candidates to apply to become leader of the Conservative Party will expire at 5pm. They will need to secure eight backers in order to progress to the first leadership hustings.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 11-12 June

The 1922 Committee, the ruling body of the Conservative Party, will host two days of hustings, during which the candidates will be grilled on their leadership manifestos by an audience of MPs.

Thursday, 13 June

Tory MPs will cast their first votes of the contest. Under heightened security measures, they will be required to bring their Parliamentary passes to prove their identity and will vote on different coloured ballot papers to prevent the risk of forgeries.

As an added precaution, their phones will be confiscated to avoid the risk of pictures of the ballot papers being taken.

MPs who cannot be in Westminster will be allowed to vote by proxy. The MP with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

Sunday, 16 June

Channel 4 will host the first publicly televised leadership hustings in front of a studio audience.

Monday, 17 June

The remaining candidates will facing another round of questioning from MPs.

Tuesday, 18 June

The candidates have been invited to attend a live BBC hustings, although some have yet to accept the invitation.





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