World Politics

UK Environment Minister Gove joins race to replace May as prime minister

Key Points
  • "I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country," Sky News quoted Gove as telling reporters.

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Environment minister and prominent pro-Brexit campaigner Michael Gove said on Sunday he would be running to replace Theresa May as British prime minister, Sky News reported.

"I can confirm that I will be putting my name forward to be prime minister of this country," Sky News quoted Gove as telling reporters outside his house.

"I believe that I'm ready to unite the Conservative and Unionist Party, ready to deliver Brexit, and ready to lead this great country."