British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who is running for leader of the ruling Conservative Party and prime minister, registered her campaign website on June 8, a month before Boris Johnson’s resignation.
Earlier, British media reported that several domains in support of Truss as a candidate for the post of prime minister were bought back in December last year, when the scandal around Johnson’s parties at the Downing Street residence began to flare up during the period of severe restrictions in the first waves of the coronavirus pandemic. The Foreign Minister’s office then refuted her desire to challenge Johnson’s leadership.
Another candidate for prime minister, Undersecretary of Commerce Penny Mordont, launched her campaign website on May 24, 2019, when she considered entering the race for prime minister after Theresa May’s resignation, but ended up dropping out of the partisan election. In turn, the former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak, who resigned on July 5 due to disagreements with Johnson on methods of dealing with the economic crisis and against the backdrop of a new scandal around the prime minister, registered his website on July 6. Tom Tugendhat, head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons of the British Parliament, also participating in the race, created a campaign website on 9 July.
The remaining candidates do not yet have separate sites for their campaign. In addition to Truss, Sunak, Mordont and Tugendhat, Finance Minister Nadeem Zahavi, former Minister of Health Sajid Javid, Minister of Transport Grant Shapps, former Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, Attorney General of England and Wales Sue-Ellen Braverman, Kemi MPs will compete for the post of Prime Minister Badnock and Rehman Chishti.