British Health Minister Matt Hancock has announced his intention to stand for the post of the Conservative party leader to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister.
In a Saturday interview with BBC Radio 4 Today, Mr. Hancock underlined that he was vying for the post as the UK needs "a leader for the future, not just now".
The forty-year-old politician underscored the necessity of the UK's withdrawal from the European bloc prior to a general election, adding that he did not want another Brexit delay but couldn't rule it out.
Hancock has become the latest Cabinet member to join the race following May's announcement of her resignation.
Earlier, former foreign minister Boris Johnson, incumbent Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt, International Development Secretary Rory Stewart and former work and pensions minister Esther McVey declared that they would run for the top position.
Theresa May announced her resignation after three failed attempts to resolve the Brexit conundrum.
The Brexit deadline was subsequently postponed to 31 October, forcing the UK to take part in European Parliament elections.