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Either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss will become the UK’s next Prime Minister (Pictures: Reuters)
After a series of ballots, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and current Foreign Secretary Liz Truss are the two Conservative Party left in the running for the top job.
And now, we are only hours away from finding out who the next Prime Minister of the UK will be.
After a series of leadership debates, grassroots Tory members (of which it is reported there are around 180,000) have cast their vote for their preferred candidate, with the deadline for returning ballots having been Friday, September 2.
So, when can we expect the all-important announcement?
What time will the new Prime Minister be announced?
Our new Prime Minister will be announced at 12.30pm on Monday, September 5, 2022.
The results of the Tory leadership contest vote will be announced by Sir Graham Brady, who is the chair of the 1922 Committee.
What happens next?
Following the announcement of the results, by the evening the new PM should have finalised their choices for their Cabinet and wider ministerial roles, and written their prime ministerial speech.
It is expected that the winner will become PM officially the following day, on September 6, after current PM Boris Johnson has formally informed Queen Elizabeth II that he is resigning.
In a break from tradition, Mr Johnson will have to go to Balmoral to resign as the Queen is thought to have been told to avoid travelling due to health issues.
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss beat out six other candidates to the final two spots (Picture: PA)
Shortly after this, the new leader will also meet Her Majesty, who will then ask them to form a government.
Following this, Truss or Sunak will fly back to London to deliver a speech outside Downing Street, which is expected at around 4pm.
The new prime minister will then announce their chosen Cabinet.
On Wednesday, it is expected the new team of ministers will meet before the PM arrives in the House of Commons chamber for their first head-to-head Prime Ministers Question Time with the leader of the opposition Labour Party, Keir Starmer.
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