FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain May 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo
(Reuters) – UK Health Minister Matt Hancock said he is backing Boris Johnson “as the best candidate” to lead the Conservative Party and become the next prime minister.
“Boris has run a disciplined campaign and is almost certainly going to be our next prime minister”, Hancock wrote in the Sunday Times newspaper.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh and Ishita Chigilli Palli in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Cooney