Heads up: First round of voting for Tory leadership takes place later today

Author: Justin Low | Category: News

Results expected some time after 1200 GMT

UK vote
The votes later will be via a secret ballot and will take place at the Commons this morning, before the results are expected some time in the afternoon. For this round of voting, candidates with fewer than 17 votes will be eliminated from the Tory leadership race. In the event all candidates meet that criteria, the one with the lowest votes will be eliminated.

Subsequent votes will take place on 18, 19 and 20 June where candidates will have to secure 33 votes or more in order to not be automatically ruled out of contention. But once again, the ones with the lowest amount of votes will be eliminated from the race.

The entire process will continue until there are two contenders left with the winner to only be announced towards the end of July. As it stands, Boris Johnson remains the overwhelming favourite in the race.

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