>>5330171>obviously Churchill was elected as an MP but he did not assume the office of PM through an election ('40-'45 that is). That is what I meant
and that betrays a complete lack of understanding of how parliamentry democracy works.
each constituency elects a MP to represent it, the prime minister is the leader of whichever party possesses a majority.
chamberlin resigned so leadership passed to the new tory leader as the tories still had a majority in parliament.
in the same way gordon brown became pm when blair quit and may when cameron resigned.