A former Health Secretary could be picking up from where Boris Johnson left off.

The now-former British Prime Minister was forced to resign amid several controversies. Based on the latest report from BBC, former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is reportedly considering a Tory leadership bid.

He becomes the latest name in the mix following other personalities such as senior backbencher Tom Tugendhat and Attorney General Suella Braverman.

Johnson was forced out as Tory leader after a cabinet revolt against his leadership. However, the 58-year-old will be staying on until a successor has been named.

The opposition wants Johnson to go now but the chances of that happening are unlikely. Former prime ministers stayed on in the past during leadership transitions.

"We must now live with the fact that Boris Johnson will be prime minister until a successor can be voted on," Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, the treasurer of the 1922 Committee of backbench Tory MPs, stated.

There is no telling when the transition to a new prime minister will happen. However, a timetable for the Tory leadership could be confirmed by next week with a new PM anticipated to be in the office by September.

Plans to unseat Johnson have been mentioned through a vote of no confidence. However, this would require support from Conservatives to succeed.

In the eyes of Labor Deputy leader Angela Rayner, the fact that Johnson is allegedly trying to cling on for the next couple of months is completely unacceptable.

Ironically, Hunt urged Tory MPs to oust Johnson in a party confidence vote last month. However, he has remained mum and has not publicly commented on his leadership plans since Johnson quit as party leader.

A former health and foreign secretary, Hunt ran for the Conservative leadership in 2019 and made the final two, before being beaten by Johnson on the ballot of party members.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson
Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for PMQ's on March 25, 2020 in London, England. British parliament will be suspended tonight due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19. It had previously been scheduled to break for Easter on March 31; it will tentatively sit again on April 21. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has spread to at least 182 countries, claiming over 18,000 lives and infecting hundreds of thousands more. Peter Summers/Getty Images

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