Interior minister and Conservative leadership frontrunner Theresa May who could be the Britain's next prime minister, vowed to limits immigration in the country. She would also push European Union trade deals.
The Brexit vote caused upheaval in British politics and financial markets, leaving lawmakers at odds over what negotiating position to take and when to begin the official exit procedure from the European Union.
Though she campaigned for the "Remain" side, May has said she will honour the result of the referendum and has ruled out the possibility of holding a general election before 2020.
"The Brexit vote gave us a very clear message that we couldn't allow free movement (of people) to continue as it had," May told Britain’s media.
Adding that she would seek a guarantee for the status of EU nationals already in Britain, "It should also be ensured that we get the best deal possible on the trade of goods and services," she added.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel however has insisted a British trade deal would have to include freedom of movement.