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The race to replace Boris Johnson is underway. Who could be the next UK prime minister?

The battle to become Britain’s next Prime Minister has begun after Boris Johnson’s dramatic resignation on Thursday.

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Likely contenders include former Health Secretary Sajid Javid, Finance Minister Nadim Zahawi, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

Johnson has been beset by a series of scandals during his premiership, including over parties that took place in Downing Street during strict COVID lockdowns.


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For many Brits the government's response to the COVID pandemic saw Johnson's popularity waver.