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Successors to Johnson seek to stand out in crowded UK field


Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Potential successors to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are rushing to differentiate themselves from an increasingly crowded field. The governing Conservative Party was expected to set a tight timetable for the leadership election, with a new leader expected by the end of the summer. Candidates released slick campaign videos on social media and appeared on Sunday morning political talk shows to make their cases to the public. Several promised tax cuts, appealing to rank-and-file Conservatives for whom low taxes are a mantra. Under Britain’s parliamentary government, the next Conservative Party leader will automatically become prime minister without the need for a general election.

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