British Interior Minister Sajid Javid launches leadership bid to replace May

British interior minister Sajid Javid said he would stand in a leadership race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May on May 27, 2019.
British interior minister Sajid Javid said he would stand in a leadership race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May on May 27, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (REUTERS) - British interior minister Sajid Javid said on Monday (May 27) he would stand in a leadership race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, saying he would strive to deliver Brexit.

"I'm standing to be the next leader of (the) Conservatives and Prime Minister of our great country," he said on Twitter, becoming the latest in a long line of Conservatives to announce a leadership bid.

"We need to restore trust, bring unity and create new opportunities across the UK. First and foremost, we must deliver Brexit."