The first round of voting for Tory MPs will be held on Wednesday, he said, adding that candidates must get 30 votes to qualify for the second ballot, which will take place on Thursday.
He said the number of candidates will be narrowed to two before MPs leave for summer recess on July 21.
The final two candidates will go through a postal vote by all Conservative members, numbering around 200,000, over the summer, with the winner becoming the new Tory leader and the UK’s next prime minister.
“I’m very interested in getting this done as smoothly, cleanly and quickly as possible,” said Brady, calling it a “perfectly reasonable” schedule to allow mail-in ballots across the country over the summer.
“We have to make sure there is enough time before the result is announced on September 5,” he added.
So far, 11 candidates have applied to become the next leader of the Conservative Party, along with the International Trade Minister. Penny MordauntForeign minister Liz Trussformer Minister of Finance Rishi Sunakand former Minister of Health Sajid Javid among the pioneers. Most rivals have vowed to cut taxes, from corporate tax to income tax, as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite, Xinhua reported.
British Foreign Secretary Lizz Truss entered the race to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister, joining 10 other hopefuls in an increasingly unpredictable race.
The 46-year-old Truss is widely seen as one of the possible candidates for the leadership of the Conservative Party.
Johnson resigned on Thursday in a dramatic cabinet revolt over his scandal-plagued leadership, but will continue as interim prime minister until a new Tory leader is elected.
Nearly 30 UK government officials, including key figures such as UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, have resigned over the recent scandal involving former deputy chief whip Christopher Pincher.
A total of 58 ministers resigned from the government in the wake of the ethics scandal, which eventually forced the British Prime Minister to resign. Johnson agreed to resign after one of his closest allies, the head of the Treasury Department Nadhim Zahawiurged the Prime Minister to resign for the good of the country.
“Prime Minister: this is not sustainable and it will only get worse: for you, for the Conservatives and most of all for the country,” Zahawi said in his letter to Johnson. “You must do the right thing and go now.”
Johnson, 58, managed to stay in power for nearly three years despite allegations that he was too close to party donors, that he shielded his supporters from bullying and corruption allegations, and that he misled parliament and was dishonest with citizens about government officials. which violated pandemic lockdown rules.
However, Johnson can continue in his role until October, when the Conservative Party meets at its annual conference to find his replacement. Traditionally, when a Conservative leader resigns, they give the party time to run a thorough leadership contest.
The Tory leadership race came after Johnson was forced to resign on Thursday amid an avalanche of resignations by cabinet ministers and other junior government officials in protest at his scandal-plagued leadership. Johnson will continue as interim prime minister until a new Tory leader succeeds him.
Johnson, who won a landslide victory in the 2019 general election, lost support amid a series of scandals, including the Partygate scandal and the Pincher scandal, linked to his appointment as a politician accused of sexual misconduct.
Source: The Nordic Page