Tory leadership race: Battle for second place on ballot paper after Boris Johnson takes commanding lead

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Published on June 13, 2019 -  00:57
Tory Leadership Race Down To Seven Contenders Following First Round Of Voting
Boris Johnson is leading the contest to become Britain's next Prime Minister after receiving 114 votes, well ahead of runner up Jeremy Hunt who got 43. Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Esther McVey are out of the race after failing to garner enough votes. Further rounds of voting will whittle down the list of candidates until a winner is announced in late July.

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