Who should be the next UK Prime Minister?

I revist the 11 political leadership capablities we need from our next Prime Minister.

Who should be the next UK Prime Minister is back on the agenda again. In June 2019 we had a contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Boris Johnson won against Jeremy Hunt. He went on to win a General Election in December 2019 with a whopping 80 seat majority. I wrote about the Leadership Election and the General Election at the time.

So why are we back here again? Why do we need a new UK Prime Minister? More to the point, why have his Member of Parliament (MP) colleagues dumped him thus forcing a leadership race? He survived a confidence motion in June 2022, despite 41% of his MPs voting against him. But a string of by-election defeats led his MPs to fear he had become an electoral liability. In the last few days up to his resignation as leader of Conservative Party on 8th July two prominent members of his Cabinet resigned along with 50 Government Ministers. As one said’ “Enough is Enough“.

If you want to read more on this story check out these articles: from the BBC ‘The prime minister who broke all the rules‘; and from the Spectator ‘What is the point of Boris Johnson?’

Read on to find out how the leadership election works and my take on the leadership characteristics we should be looking for in next UK Prime Minister …

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