Former foreign and health ministers to compete for British premiership
Former British Minister of Health Sajid Javid and former Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt announced plans to run for the premiership of Britain. It is possible that the current Minister of Foreign Affairs Liz Truss will nominate her candidacy alt=”Former Foreign and Health Ministers to vie for UK Prime Minister” />
Former British Health Secretary Sajid Javid and former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Huntreshi have announced their candidacy for UK Prime Minister, reports The Telegraph.
Both ex-ministers said in an interview with the newspaper that if they were appointed leader of the Conservative Party and moved to Downing Street, the decision of former Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak (resigned on July 5) to increase the corporate tax rate from 19% to 25% would be reversed. Hunt and Javid are aiming to bring it down to 15%.
Javid also pledged to drop the Social Security tax increase that was introduced to support the healthcare and welfare system.
Javidstal Minister of Health and Social Affairs in June 2021. On July 5, he resigned. Hunt headed the Foreign Ministry in 2018—2019.
Former Education Minister Nadeem Zahavi, who recently moved to the Ministry of Finance, also announced his candidacy for the post of prime minister. Sunak also decided to fight for the post of head of the Conservative Party, who resigned from the post of Minister of the Treasury of Great Britain due to disagreement with the actions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. According to Bloomberg, current British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is expected to announce her intention to run.
On the eve of the head of the Ministry of Defense Ben Wallace said that he would not apply for the post of prime minister, explaining this by his desire to focus on his duties as a minister and ensuring the country's security. According to a YouGov poll, Wallace was the favorite to win the prime minister's seat after Johnson's resignation.
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The British Prime Minister announced his resignation on July 7, this happened amid a scandal over his appointments. The reason was the behavior of the former deputy chief organizer of the Conservative Party in the House of Commons, Chris Pincher. He staged a drunken brawl at an elite Conservative club in London and also molested two men. Pincher subsequently apologized and resigned. Johnson will act as head of government until a new leader of the Conservative Party is elected.