The first female "conservative" candidate... Penny Mordaunt announces her campaign to succeed Liz Truss
British Minister Penny Mordaunt launched her campaign to replace Liz Terrasse as prime minister on Friday, becoming the first Conservative MP to announce running in the race.
"I am running to be your Conservative Leader and Prime Minister, to unite our country, deliver on our pledges and win the next General Election," Penny Mordaunt said on Twitter.
Liz Truss resigned last Thursday after just six weeks in office, making her turbulent premiership the shortest in British history.
Each candidate to succeed her would need the support of at least 100 parliamentarians, limiting the contest to three.
Former Prime Minister Boris Johnson has not ruled out a dramatic comeback, months after he was forced out after a Tory rebellion.