The Conservative Party conference was held in Birmingham, England on September 30th-October 3rd. It took the role of electing a leader for the party, but failed to find an adequate candidate to take on Theresa May. The only viable person who came forward was Boris Johnson, who is now Prime Minister. This election is significant because it will lead into Brexit negotiations and could potentially cause major issues with leaving behind EU regulations and trading partners including Ireland and France after signing trade deals with them earlier this year. The Republicans also had a conference in the same city, which may have been important to the last day negotiations on Brexit.
The Conservatives fail to elect a leader because of the obvious issue of Cameron stepping down. The Liberal Democrats failed to get their candidate in place in time and therefore did not nominate anyone for this leadership election because of the lack of time. A two week period for this nomination was all that was allotted to candidates by Conservative Party rules. The deadline was 9 AM on Wednesday September 7th; however due to Cameron’s announcement that he would be stepping down earlier than previously planned, no nominations were made. Therefore there needed to be a new leader by September 9th at noon , and Theresa May took over for this position after Andrea Leadsom quit, and therefore she is now the new Prime Minister.