The race is on to find the next leader of the Tory party and, by extension, the next Prime Minister of the UK. So when can we expect to know who will be taking the wheel of the sinking ship Britannia? Here's every important date you need to know.

June 10

On June 10, the final list of candidates for the role will be confirmed.

Tory candidates have until 17:00 on Monday to enter the race, at which point nominations will officially close. 

Eleven candidates are expected to find themselves on the ballot, with odds on Boris Johnson comfortably being the candidate with the majority of support in the party.

June 13

With the nominations closed, all 313 Tory MPs will take part in the first round of voting on candidates. Whoever comes last will be eliminated, and voting will continue.

June 18

The BBC will be hosting a live election debate between the Tory MPs yet to be eliminated. Though this seems a little pointless since the next Prime Minister will effectively be elected by less than 0.2% of the UK's population. Democracy, innit?

Candidates will continue to be whittled away from June 18-20, until only two remain.

However, there is a small catch. In order to move on from the first round of voting, candidates will need to secure the support of at least 16 other MPs, and then 32 votes in the second round.

At the end of this process, the head-to-head challenge begins.

June 22

The first hustings takes place on the 22nd June as postal ballots begin to arrive for Conservative party members across the UK.

July 22

In the week beginning with the 22nd of July, four weeks after Conservative party members started voting, we should find out who the next Prime Minister of the UK will be.

Bow down to your imperial masters, Scotland.