UK Transport Secretary Shapps decides to run for prime minister

Grant Shapps

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# 09 July 2022 23:50 (UTC +04:00)

Ministry of Transport Great Britain Grant Shapps decided to run for leader of the ruling Conservative Party and the prime minister of the country, APA reports citing Sky News.

Shapps became the last Conservative to announce his candidacy for the next British Prime Minister.

Previously became knownthat the former head of the Ministry of Finance put forward his candidacy for the post of head of the British Cabinet Rishi Sunak. “I’m going to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister. Let’s restore confidence, restore the economy and reunite the country,” he said.

Thursday, July 7 Boris Johnson announced resignation as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He will serve as head of government until a new leader of the Conservative Party is chosen.