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Tory Party Leader Election – Round 3

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Voting in the third round of elections for a new leader of the Tory party has completed (19 June 2019).

In this round all those with fewer than 33 votes, or if all contenders have more than 33 votes the one with the least number of votes, are eliminated.

Results were as follows:

1. Boris Johnson 143 (126) (114)

2. Jeremy Hunt 54 (46) (43)

3. Michael Gove 51 (41) (37)

4. Sajid Javid 38 (33) (23)

Eliminated

5. Rory Stewart 27 (37) (19)

Further ballots are scheduled to take place on 20 June to reduce the number of candidates until two are left. In each of these rounds the candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated

The final two will be put to a vote of the Conservative Party membership from 22 June, with the result expected four weeks later.

Tory Party Leader Election – Round 2

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Voting in the second round of elections for a new leader of the Tory party has completed (18 June 2019).

In this round all those with fewer than 33 votes, or if all contenders have more than 33 votes the one with the least number of votes, are eliminated.

Results were as follows:

1. Boris Johnson 126 (114)

2. Jeremy Hunt 46 (43)

3. Michael Gove 41 (37)

4. Rory Stewart 37 (19)

5. Sajid Javid 33 (23)

Eliminated

6. Dominic Raab 30 (27)

Matt Hancock withdrew from the leadership contest on 14 June, prior to the second vote.

Further ballots are scheduled to take place on 19, 20 June to reduce the number of candidates until two are left. In each of these rounds the candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated

The final two will be put to a vote of the Conservative Party membership from 22 June, with the result expected four weeks later.

Tory Party Leader Election – Round 1

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Voting in the first round of elections for a new leader of the Tory party has completed.

In this round those with fewer than 17 votes, or if all contenders have more than 17 votes the one with the least number of votes, are eliminated

Results were as follows:

1. Boris Johnson 114

2. Jeremy Hunt 43

3. Michael Gove 37

4. Dominic Raab 27

5. Sajid Javid 23

6. Matt Hancock 20

7. Rory Stewart 19

Eliminated

8. Andrea Leadsom 11

9. Mark Harper 10

10. Esther McVey 9

Further ballots are scheduled to take place on 18, 19 and 20 June to reduce the number of candidates until two are left.

The final two will be put to a vote of the Conservative Party membership from 22 June, with the result expected four weeks later.

Tory Party Leader Election

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Theresa May formally resigned as Tory leader in a private letter to the acting chairs of the Conservative Party’s backbench 1922 Committee on Friday 7 June 2019 and the contest to become leader of the Conservative Party began officially today, Monday 10 June, with nominations closing at 5pm.

There are 10 candidates. Each candidate needs to be nominated by 2 fellow MPs and have the support of an additional 6 MPs.

Candidates are:

  • Michael Gove
  • Matt Hancock
  • Mark Harper
  • Jeremy Hunt
  • Sajid Javid
  • Boris Johnson
  • Andrea Leadsom
  • Esther McVey
  • Dominic Raab
  • Rory Stewart

A series of ballots are held by Conservative MPs to reduce the number of candidates to 2.

In the first round, candidates are required to receive at least 5% of the votes (17 MPs) in order to proceed to the next round.

In the second round, candidates are required to receive at least 10% of the votes (33 MPs) in order to proceed to the next round.

For the remaining ballots, the candidate with the fewest number of votes is eliminated and further ballots are held until there are 2 candidates remaining.

These 2 candidates are put forward for a postal ballot by all Conservative Party members, and the candidates receiving the most votes becomes Leader of the Conservative Party. Because the Conservative Party currently form the Government the successful candidate also becomes Prime Minister.

UK overseas trade in goods April 2019

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) collects the UK’s international trade in goods data for Non-EU and EU trade with the UK. These are published on a monthly basis and figures for April 2019 have recently been released. (10 June 2019)

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics April 2019

A summary is provided in a document available at

UK Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics Commentary: April 2019

Summary

Total exports of goods for April 2019 were £29.9 billion.

Total imports of goods for April 2019 were £39.8 billion.

The UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £9.9 billion.

For EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £7.4 billion.

For Non-EU trade the UK was a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £2.4 billion.


Imports to the UK

EU Imports for April 2019 were £19.9 billion.

Non-EU Imports for April 2019 were £19.9 billion.

Germany accounted for 13.4% (£5.3bn) of the total value of imports to the UK. The USA had the second largest proportion of the total value of trade, accounting for 9.6% (£3.8bn) followed by China 8.1% (£3.2bn), the Netherlands 7.2% (£2.8bn), and France 5.4% (£2.1bn). The top five partner countries accounted for 43.7% of total UK import value this month.


Exports from the UK

EU Exports for April 2019 were £12.5 billion

Non-EU Exports for April 2019 were £17.4 billion.

The USA accounted for 15.6% (£4.7bn) per cent of the total value of goods exports from the UK. Germany had the second largest proportion, accounting for 8.8% (£2.6bn), followed by China with 6.9% (£2.1bn), France with 6.2% (£1.9bn), and the Irish Republic at 5.6% (£1.7bn). The top five export partners accounted for 43.1% of total exports in goods this month.


Spreadsheets are available which show the figures in more detail.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2019: import and export data

The following tables contain EU and Non-EU import and export data for March 2019.

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2019: imports

UK overseas trade in goods statistics April 2019: exports

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