Boris Johnson leads the race after the primary spherical vote
Boris Johnson received the primary spherical of voting within the Conservative management race, confirming his undisputed management of the subsequent British prime minister with the help of 114 Conservative MPs.
The previous Overseas Secretary exceeded expectations after 74 MPs introduced their help. It has nearly confirmed its place among the many final two candidates who will move the final spherical of voting, when members of the Conservative get together can have their say.
Johnson was adopted by incumbent Overseas Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who received second place with the help of 43 MPs. Secretary of the Setting, Michael Gove, is ranked third with 37 MPs. Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab received the help of 27 MPs.
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for the Inside, got here in fourth with 23 supporters whereas Well being Secretary Matt Hancock was supported by 20 MPs. Worldwide Growth Secretary Rory Stewart delivered a surprisingly sturdy efficiency with 19 votes. The 5 candidates will transfer to the subsequent poll among the many MPs, except they resolve to withdraw.
However a number of candidates didn’t obtain the 16 supporters wanted to maneuver on to the subsequent stage of the competition. Esther McVey, former Chief Whip Chief Mark Harper and former Home Chief Andrea Leadsom have all been eradicated from the race.
The subsequent spherical of voting will probably be held on June 18. Candidates will want 32 followers to remain within the race. The primary televised debate will happen this Sunday on Channel four, though it isn’t recognized if all of the candidates will take part or not.