June 16, 2019 / 9:38 PM / a month ago

UK's Matt Hancock backs Boris Johnson in leadership bid: Sunday Times

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

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