Theresa May is set to become Britain's first post-EU exit Prime Minister after rival Andrea Leadsom withdrew from the race.
The Energy Minister made the announcement at 12.15pm, after admitting she has been left feeling "under attack" over comments she made in an interview with The Times, allegedly suggesting being a mother made her a better candidate for the leadership role.
South Northants MP Andrea Leadsom has dramatically pulled out the race for leadership of the Conservative party after a Milton Keynes coffee shop interview.
This leaves the door to number 10 open for an uncontested change of leadership of the Conservative party and a new Prime Minister of the country.
One of two candidates to become the U.K.'s next prime minister has withdrawn from the race, leaving Theresa May in line to be the country's next leader.
The party is expected to say whether it will to re-open the contest to candidates eliminated in earlier rounds, or declare May the victor unopposed.
Mrs May, who launched her national campaign with a speech in Birmingham just moments before Mrs Leadsom's withdrawal, was travelling back to London to make a statement. Leadsom has children; May does not. She said May, who has the support of more lawmakers, "will be able to provide the strong and unifying government that we urgently need".
Leadsom, who has no cabinet experience, was barely known to the British public until she emerged as a prominent voice in the successful campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.
"It would have been an enormous privilege to lead the conservative party in government but Theresa May has my full support as immediate prime minister".
Speaking to The Telegraph, Ms Leadsom has since claimed she was pressed into making the comments. It was obvious (to me, anyway) that she'd said it off the record, and genuinely didn't want it published for fear of hurting May's feelings.
There had originally been five contenders to succeed Cameron, with MPs voting in two rounds to get that number down to two - with party's 150,000-strong membership to have the final say. Her allies accused supporters of May Britain's interior minister of attempting to undermine Leadsom.
She said: "Brexit means Brexit and we're going to make a success of it".
Labour legislators have passed a no-confidence motion in Corbyn, and many of his top team in Parliament resigned from their jobs to protest his leadership. The leadership vote among Conservative Party members had been due to run until early September.