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    A majority of Conservative Party members support UK Home Secretary to become the Conservatives' new leader, a poll revealed Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A majority of Conservative Party members support UK Home Secretary Theresa May's bid to become the party's next leader, a poll revealed Tuesday.

    On Tuesday, the UK Conservative party is holding the first round of voting to elect a new leader to replace Prime Minister David Cameron.

    ​According to the YouGov poll, May's support among Conservative Party members increased from 36 percent last week to 54 percent.

    One fifth of Conservative Party members said their first choice would be Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, outstripping support for State Secretary for Justice Michael Gove, State Secretary for Work and Pensions Stephen Crabb and former UK Defense Secretary Liam Fox.

    ​Cameron announced his resignation on June 24, a day after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. He is expected to step down in October.


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