The next steps Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will face in the Tory leadership race

The Canary

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt face a series of hurdles in the race to Number 10 over the coming weeks.

Here are some of the key events:

Saturday June 22

Start your day with The Canary News Digest

Fresh and fearless; get excellent independent journalism from The Canary, delivered straight to your inbox every morning.

The first hustings for members, organised by Conservative Campaign Headquarters, will take place in Birmingham, hosted by broadcaster Iain Dale.

Johnson and Hunt will each make a short pitch to the audience, followed by questions from Dale and the Tory members at the event.

June/July

Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ) has organised a total of 16 hustings starting with the Birmingham event.

They include a “digital hustings” on June 26, with a series of events across England, and one each in Scotland and Wales.

There have been more than 20,000 applications for tickets to the 16 events.

July 6-8

Conservative members should receive their postal ballots.

Tory leadership race
The last candidates standing: Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson (Yui Mok/PA)

July 9

Hunt and Johnson will go head-to-head in an ITV debate hosted by Julie Etchingham.

The BBC and Sky News also want to hold TV specials involving the two leadership hopefuls.

July 17

The final hustings will take place in London.

Week commencing July 22

A new leader will be announced following the ballot of 160,000 Conservative members.

Outgoing prime minister Theresa May will then see the Queen to formally resign, and the new leader will be invited to Buckingham Palace to form a government.

Since you're here ...

We know you don't need a lecture. You wouldn't be here if you didn't care.
Now, more than ever, we need your help to challenge the rightwing press and hold power to account. Please help us survive and thrive.

The Canary Support
  • Show Comments
    1. The Tory membership might like Boris Johnson, mistaking his public persona for character, but I doubt the security services will welcome him as PM. Too often he speaks without thinking, and at a time when the US is pushing for war against Iran he’d know secrets and delicate facts and he may let something slip. And it’s not just what Britain’s Deep State thinks of him but also Washington’s and Tel Aviv’s.

    Leave a Reply

    Join the conversation

    Please read our comment moderation policy here.