The process for electing a new party leader depends on the political party. The Conservative and Unionist Party (to give them their full name) has a round of votes by the party's MPs to whittle the candidates down to two. Those two then go to the wider party membership in a ballot. With around 160,000 members voting for who will take on the biggest political job in the country, the question should be who will win over the 67 million members of the UK population?
Even before Theresa May announced her resignation, there has been one stand out candidate among the party's electorate: Boris Johnson. Jeremy Hunt was always likely to be the other candidate once Michael Gove was eliminated. Michael Gove being voted out could be seen as justice, after he stabbed Boris in the back in the previous leader election. Jeremy Hunt by comparison is seen as the reliable, safe pair of hands to Boris’s clumsy, unpredictable persona.