Here’s what he said
The latest politician to throw his hat in the ring to be Britain’s next PM is Michael Gove.
The justice secretary said yesterday he wants to be the next Conservative leader.
Gove said yesterday that he does not back former London mayor Boris Johnson to hold the coveted position.
“I have come, reluctantly, to the conclusion that Boris cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead.
“I have repeatedly said that I do not want to be Prime Minister. That has always been my view. But events since last Thursday have weighed heavily with me,” he said.
“I respect and admire all the candidates running for the leadership. In particular, I wanted to help build a team behind Boris Johnson so that a politician who argued for leaving the European Union could lead us to a better future.
“But I have come, reluctantly, to the conclusion that Boris cannot provide the leadership or build the team for the task ahead.
“I have, therefore, decided to put my name forward for the leadership.”