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Boris wins big in first round of Tory leadership battle

13 June 2019

1:08 PM

13 June 2019

1:08 PM

Boris Johnson won a landslide victory in the first round of the Tory leadership contest. The frontrunner picked up 114 votes – 71 more than his nearest rival, Jeremy Hunt.

Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Esther McVey were eliminated from the contest after the trio all failed to reach the threshold of 17 votes that they needed to make it through to the next round. Michael Gove came third with 37 votes and Dominic Raab fourth with 27. Sajid Javid came fifth with 23 votes. Matt Hancock came seventh with 20 votes. And Rory Stewart scrapped through to the next round with 19 votes. Here is the full list of how the candidates fared in the secret ballot of Tory MPs:

Boris Johnson, 114

Jeremy Hunt, 43

Michael Gove, 37

Dominic Raab, 27

Sajid Javid, 23

Matt Hancock, 20

Rory Stewart, 19

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