In declaring himself to be a One Nation conservative, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is directly invoking the legacy of Benjamin Disraeli in seeking to unite the country post-Brexit.
The prime minister will now move ahead with plans to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union.
Johnson, a former London mayor who resigned as foreign minister a year ago over May's Brexit plans, is the clear favorite to replace her, with several polls putting him on around 70 percent.
The list of names is put to the party’s MPs in a series of votes that eliminates one name each time. When only two names are left, the party membership nationwide is invited to choose one.