Tuesday 23 July 2019

Tory leadership race: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt to battle out for prime minister post as Micheal Gove is eliminated

Michael Gove. Photo: Reuters
Michael Gove. Photo: Reuters
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt will battle to become the next prime minister after Michael Gove was eliminated from the Tory leadership contest in the final round of voting by MPs.

Gove emerged earlier as Boris Johnson's main rival for the Tory leadership, but things change fast in UK politics.

Here is the result of the fifth round of voting in the Tory leadership contest:

- Michael Gove: 75

- Jeremy Hunt: 77

- Boris Johnson: 160

There was one spoiled ballot.

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