How a new UK Conservative leader is elected
June 7-30, 2019 -- The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Theresa May is to step-down as Conservative Party leader, triggering a contest that will elect a new prime minister.
The UK’s Theresa May will resign as Conservative Party leader on June 7, setting in motion a contest that will elect a new party leader and prime minister.
Her announcement, however, does not trigger a parliamentary election. Instead, the Tory party will elect the successor through several rounds of internal ballots.