Who could replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister if she resigns?

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    Ever since Theresa May stepped into the role of Prime Minister following the divisive 2016 Brexit vote, it has been a turbulent ride.

    Over two years later and there are accusations of little progress made, with this Brexit appearing to be softer and slower than anyone could have predicted.

    There has been growing backlash against Theresa May’s Brexit plan, and following Andrea Leadsom’s resignation yesterday, claiming she ‘couldn’t support the Brexit party’, there have been calls for Theresa May to step down as Prime Minister, with several cabinet ministers telling the BBC that the PM cannot stay in her post.

    Theresa May has survived multiple votes of no confidence so she may well hang on in there, but it is widely speculated that she will step down in the next few days.

    But who is likely to replace Theresa May as Tory leader and Prime Minister if she does resign?

    These are apparently the most probable candidates…

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    Boris Johnson

    Former Foreign Secretary
    OG Brexit slant: Leave

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    Dominic Raab

    Former Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
    OG Brexit slant: Leave

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    Sajid Javid

    Home Secretary
    OG Brexit slant: Remain

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    Michael Gove

    Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
    OG Brexit slant: Leave

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    Amber Rudd

    Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
    OG Brexit slant: Remain

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    Jeremy Hunt

    Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    OG Brexit slant: Remain

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    Esther Mcvey

    Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
    OG Brexit slant: Leave

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    Rory Stewart

    Secretary of State for International Development
    OG Brexit slant: Leave

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    Matt Hancock

    Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
    OG Brexit slant: Remain

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    Penny Mordaunt

    Secretary of State for Defence
    OG Brexit slant: Leave

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