U.K. Home Secretary Sajid Javid became the ninth candidate on Monday to enter the race to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister, promising to “deliver Brexit” after repeated delays.
Referring to the drubbing Ms. May’s Conservatives received in European Parliament elections, Mr. Javid said the new party leader had to restore voters’ trust.
“As last night’s results made all too clear, we must get on and deliver Brexit to make sure there is renewed trust in our democracy,” Mr. Javid said in a video message posted on Twitter. “We must bridge divides to heal communities, reminding us of our shared values as a United Kingdom,” said Mr. Javid.
Mr. Javid did not join several other leadership hopefuls in saying that he would pull Britain out of the EU with or without a deal when the new deadline arrives on October 31.