Who is the most likely to become the next Prime Minister?

As the Brexit behemoth stumbles to a halt once again, who are the likely candidates for the top job?

Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 2:42 pm
Theresa May's future as Prime Minister is under question following the Brexit process shuddering to a halt (Photo: Getty Images)

Theresa May has held her position as prime minister since July 2016, but has promised her party's backbenchers that she will move on before the next stage of the Brexit negotiations, provided her deal passes through parliament. That deal has now been rejected three times, with parliament also unable to find a majority for any of the other alternatives. This could see a general election and, before that, a potential Conservative party leadership contest if the government loses a no confidence vote in the House of Commons. The list of potential replacements for Theresa May is long, with both former and current ministers in the running. Let us know what you think by taking part in our poll.

Environment Secretary and former Conservative leadership candidate in 2016.
Former Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary. Hard Brexiteer.
Leader of the Labour party, the main opposition.

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Former Health Secretary and current Foreign Secretary.
Former Brexit Secretary who resigned over Theresa May's deal. Hard Brexiteer.
Current Home Secretary who was previously in charge of the housing and local government department.
Theresa May's de facto deputy. Favoured as a stop-gap Prime Minister.
Current Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP.
Leader of the House of Commons who finished in a surprise second place in the 2016 Tory leadership contest.
Leading hard Brexiteer and back-bencher. Popular with the grassroots of the Tory party.
The Attorney General since July 2018.
Sacked as Home Secretary over the Windrush scandal, returned to cabinet as Work and Pensions secretary. Favours a soft Brexit.
International Development Secretary since November 2017.
Chancellor throughout May's premiership. Favours a soft Brexit.
The first of three Brexit Secretaries, ran for the Tory leadership in 2001 and 2005, finishing fourth and second respectively.
Leader of the Scottish Conservatives. Not an MP so would need to be elected as one before becoming Prime Minister.
Former leader of UKIP. Never elected to parliament despite running five times. Would need to be elected as an MP to have any chance of becoming Prime Minister.
Labour Prime Minister between 1997 and 2007. No longer an MP nor involved in frontline politics. Has not ruled out a return.