Johnson succession: Ben Wallace, the poll favorite, is out of the race

"It was not an easy decision"

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British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, one of the favorites in the race to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said today that he has decided not to run for the party leadership.

"After careful consideration and discussion with colleagues and my family, I have decided not to run for the leadership of the Conservative Party," Wallace wrote on Twitter.

"It was not an easy decision, but my focus is on my current role and keeping this great country safe," he wrote.

Source: RES-EAP