Who’ll be Britain’s next PM?
Theresa May won the first round of the contest to become the next British prime minister and Tory leader.
The home secretary got 165 of 329 votes while energy minister Andrea Leadsom came second with 66 and Michael Gove got 48.
Liam Fox was eliminated in fifth place while work and pensions secretary Stephen Crabb dropped out after coming in fourth. Following the results, both Fox and Crabb backed May to the next Tory leader.
Britain will get its next prime minister on 9 September.
Meanwhile, Leadsom found herself in hot water after saying small businesses should not be made to pay minimum wage.
In a May 2012 Commons debate she said: “I envisage there being absolutely no regulation whatsoever – no minimum wage, no maternity or paternity rights, no unfair dismissal rights, no pension rights – for the smallest companies that are trying to get off the ground, in order to give them a chance.”
Steve Turner, assistant general secretary of Unite, said: “Ms Leadsom must now make her position unequivocally clear – state now that she supports basic rights for the UK’s workers and will fight to protect these in the Brexit negotiations.”