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The race to be topped the brand new king or queen of the Conservative Party is underway and key contender Suella Braverman has damaged her silence.

Ms Braverman was one in all few success tales for the Tories after a dismal night time on the poll field on Thursday, having defended her Fareham and Waterlooville seat with a decent 6,000 vote majority.

Rishi Sunak confirmed he will likely be stepping apart as chief of the Conservatives after he issued an election defeat apology outdoors Number 10 on Friday to occasion activists and MPs.

Ms Braverman, who’s seen by many as a possible successor to the previous PM, mentioned at this time (Saturday) she was making “no announcements” simply but on her intentions.

Machinations behind the scenes of the Tory occasion could be underway, however with anybody taking the highest spot changing into the fourth chief in 4 years, they might be forgiven for taking their time over selecting a brand new chief.

Ms Braverman mentioned: “No announcements. We’ve just got to take our time, we’ve got to figure out what the situation is.”

The former dwelling secretary continued: “It’s been a really bad result. There’s no two ways about it. Hundreds of excellent Tory MPs have been kicked out of office.”

Despite vying for management up to now, former Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has reportedly dominated himself out of the race to switch Rishi Sunak.

Mr Hunt narrowly received his personal Surrey seat in Godalming and Ash by lower than 1,000 votes because of a shrewd native marketing campaign in latest weeks. He informed GB News that the “time has passed” for him to launch a bid for the highest job in his occasion.

Mr Hunt is is a two-time former management hopeful, having unsuccessfully stood in opposition to Boris Johnson in 2019 when Theresa May resigned, and once more in 2022 after Mr Johnson’s downfall.

After 649 of the 650 Commons seats had been declared, Labour had 412 seats and the Tories 121, the worst end in Conservative historical past.

If Ms Braverman does determine to enter the race to be the following chief, she may very well be working in opposition to the previous dwelling secretary James Cleverly; ex-business secretary Kemi Badenoch; Dame Priti Patel, who served as dwelling secretary between July 2019 and September 2022; Robert Jenrick, who beforehand served as immigration minister and ex-health secretary Victoria Atkins.

Conservative MPs often vote to pick the highest two candidates to place ahead as potential leaders, with the occasion membership selecting the last word winner, though the foundations and timeline of the race can be set out by the backbench 1922 Committee.