Gibraltar Chronicle Logo
Local News

Johnson halts bid to be UK prime minister

Image Courtesy Of Gibraltar Chronicle

Former London mayor Boris Johnson, favourite to become Britain's prime minister, abruptly pulled out of the race yesterday, upending the contest less than a week after leading the campaign to take the country out of the EU.

Mr Johnson's announcement, to audible gasps from a roomful of journalists and supporters, was the biggest political surprise since Prime Minister David Cameron quit on Friday, the morning after losing the referendum on British membership in the bloc.

It makes Theresa May, the Home Secretary who backed remaining in the European Union, the new favourite to succeed Mr Cameron.

FULL STORY IN OUR PRINT AND E-EDITIONS

 

Related Articles

Local News
Leaked report claims Gibraltar ‘underprepared’ for hard Brexit, No.6 says document is ‘out of date’
Local News
US warrant issued for seizure of Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar
Local News
GGCA raises staff safety concerns after violent incident at DSS
Local News
Zipp’s Trips read at John Mackintosh Hall Library storytelling session