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Sajid Javid is out of the Tory leadership contest

by LLB Politics Reporter
20th Jun 19 1:13 pm

The home secretary Sajid Javid has lost the race for No. 10 Downing Street. All 313 Conservative MPs voted on Thursday’s secret ballot, and papers were spoilt.

Boris Johnson the front runner came in with 157 votes, Michael Gove with 61, creeping ahead of Jeremy Hunt, whilst Hunt received 59 votes and Sajid Javid gained just 34.

Comparing today’s ballot from the last round of voting, team Johnson gained 13 more votes, Gove gained 10, Hunt had five more and Javid received only four more.

Johnson said on Twitter, “Delighted to have the support of over half of all Conservative MPs in the fourth ballot.

“I am incredibly grateful, but we have much more work to do.”

Michael Gove Tweeted, “Absolutely delighted to come second in the latest ballot! It’s all to play for in the final ballot this afternoon.

“If I make the final two I look forward to having a civilised debate of ideas about the future of our country.”

A fourth round of voting will continue today between 15:30 and 17:30 where the final two Tory leadership candidates will be selected, results should be delivered by 18:15 on Thursday.

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