The Political Battle to be the UK’s next Prime Minister

I would favour Dominic Raab. He says what he believes and speaks from his convictions and whether you like what he has to say or not, he seems more genuinely honest. He would take Britain out of the EU by 31st October without paying the ridiculous £39 billion tribute.

Situation as at 13th June 2019

All 313 Conservative MPs voted including Theresa May, who declined to say whom she had backed. This is how the votes went.

Tory leadership first round result:

• Boris Johnson      114

• Jeremy Hunt            43

• Michael Gove           37

• Dominic Raab          27

• Sajid Javid                23

• Matt Hancock           20

• Rory Stewart            19

Eliminated:

• Mark Harper • Andrea Leadsom • Esther McVey

Full 1st Ballot result

What Next

The second round of voting could see allegiances switching and support from eliminated and quitting candidates being accrued by survivors. Voting continues until only two candidates are left. The two finalists will then present their cases to the Conservative Party membership from across the country and it is the membership who will vote to see which one they prefer. The result of their ballot is expected to be announced on 22nd July 2019 and they will then become the UK’s next Prime Minister.

Theresa May has said that she will continue to serve as a Member of Parliament, but will do so from the backbenches.

Britain’s Parliamentary system in brief

From the last General Election in the UK in 2017, the Conservative Party won the most number of seats in the UK Parliament. They did not win an overall majority only the most seats. 

In spite of the hullabaloo about the 2019 EU elections, The Brexit Party have no seats in the UK Parliament because they did not exist in 2017. They came close to winning one seat in the Peterborough by-election where they finished a respectable second in the polling. You cannot be the Government in the UK unless you have seats in the House of Commons that have been gained through election for those seats.

Just to recap on the 2017 General Election in the UK, held on 8th June 2017: There are 650 constituencies and each constituency elects a Member to represent them in the House of Commons in Parliament.

The results from the 2017 election were:

               Conservative   Labour       SNP    Lib Dem    DUP     Sinn Fein

Seats Won               317                 262              35            12               10              7

Popular Vote      13,636,684     2,878.460     977,569    2,371,910    292,316    238,916

                               42.4%            40.0%          3.0%        7.4%           0.9%         0.7%

Others: Clwyd Cymru 4 seats; Green Party 1 seat; Speaker & Deputies 4 seats; Ind 1 seat

UK Parliamentary Divide

Who would I choose?

Personally, I would favour Dominic Raab. He says what he believes and speaks from his convictions and whether you like what he has to say or not, he seems more genuinely honest. He would take Britain out of the EU by 31st October without paying the ridiculous £39 billion tribute.

I like his opposition to feminism. He would abolish the women’s minister. With women getting far more social advantages than ever there is no need for such a position. I would like to see the abolition of foreign aid (except for emergency relief for natural disasters. Foreign Aid creates dependency by recipient countries and has been shown to inhibit their natural development.

Author: James Williams

Former presenter at Express FM radio, James Williams created the discussion program ‘Men’s Matters’. This was transmitted via radio and the internet across the globe receiving listeners from as far away as Australia, Canada and the USA. He has appeared on live day time chats and produced pre-recorded interview based discussions covering a wide variety of topics (social, cultural, medical and political). He has also produced a number of videos for You Tube. As a former city councillor, James helped hundreds of clients sort out numerous issues such as child abuse, housing and transport. He was Chair of a committee that produced a report on child neglect in Portsmouth and, by himself, secured a unanimous vote from Portsmouth City Council in 2010 to establish Goodwill Day every year on 18th December (7 days before Christmas). This was intended to encourage ordinary people to extend the spirit of Christmas to the lonely and isolated. James’ creative thinking has seen him publish two sci-fi novels with more on the way. He is a student of ethics and founder of Dimensional Theory, a grand theory of inter-connectivity.

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