Tory Party Leader Election – Round 1

by Politicker

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.