British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win a majority in a national election on Friday, calling her future as leader of the Conservative Party into question.
Below are some of the candidates who could run if May stepped down:
DAVID DAVIS, 68
Davis, plucked from political wilderness by May to lead Britain's Brexit policy, has run in two previous leadership contests. A long-time eurosceptic, he is seen as an experienced political operator who used his time out of government to campaign against the erosion of civil liberties.
PHILIP HAMMOND, 61
A long-serving cabinet minister, Hammond was appointed finance minister by May in 2016. If May had won a large majority, local media suggested he could have been sacked after clashing with May's advisers over policy, and other senior cabinet ministers after pushing for a softer approach to Brexit talks to protect the financial industry.
AMBER RUDD, 53
Rudd was promoted to lead the interior ministry after May became prime minister last year, moving from the Department for Energy and Climate Change. She is seen as a close ally of May's and was used during the election as a spokeswoman, including during a televised debate which May refused to participate in.
She has led Britain's response to three major militant attacks this year.
BORIS JOHNSON, 52
Johnson is one of the most recognizable figures in British politics thanks to his shock of platinum blonde hair and colorful turn of phrase - attributes that made him a key asset for the Brexit campaign during last year's EU referendum.
A two-term Mayor of London, former journalist and currently foreign secretary, Johnson was favourite to replace David Cameron after the Brexit vote before ally Michael Gove decided to run instead, scuppering his leadership bid.