Boris Johnson brought himself to ruin.

Johnson's readiness to advocate for Britain's exit from the European Union was what made the difference.

After a party coup, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns.

He declared that he would continue serving as prime minister while the party chose a new leader.

Who might succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister of the United Kingdom?

Here Are The Top Contenders Who Could Replace Boris Jhonson As Prime Minister -

1. Penny Mordaunt

Junior trade minister Penny Mordaunt, 49, was elected to Parliament for the first time in 2010. She has held several positions in the government.

Former Royal Navy reservist Mordaunt was appointed as the country's first female defence secretary in 2019. When Johnson became prime minister, he promptly fired her from that office.

2. Ben Wallace

2. Ben Wallace

Senior officials asked Johnson to resign on Thursday, including Ben Wallace, the defence secretary for the previous three years.

3. Rishi Sunak

3. Rishi Sunak

Sunak, 42, moved into the official house on Downing Street next to Johnson's and was appointed chancellor in 2020, just as the coronavirus epidemic started.

4. Liz Truss

4. Liz Truss

For how she handled the Ukraine war, Truss has mainly received praise in Britain; nonetheless, Russia has criticised her.

5. Sajid Javid

5. Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid oversaw the last stages of Britain's pandemic response while serving as health secretary. On Tuesday, he was the first cabinet minister to leave Johnson's administration.

6. Jeremy Hunt

6. Jeremy Hunt

Hunt, a former foreign secretary and minister of health, has overseen large ministries, but he was demoted to the opposition benches in Parliament after losing to Johnson in a 2019 contest for the leadership of the Conservative Party.

7. Tom Tugendhat

7. Tom Tugendhat

The 49-year-old backbencher Tom Tugendhat is best known for being an ardent opponent of Johnson. He joined the legislature in 2015 and currently serves as chair of the significant Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee.

8. Suella Braverman

8. Suella Braverman

As the current attorney general, Braverman previously worked as a barrister, or courtroom lawyer, specialising in a range of areas such as environmental law, immigration law, personal injury law, and more.