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Breaking news: Boris wins first Tory leadership vote


BORIS Johnson scored a big win in the first round of the Conservative Party leadership ballot, taking 114 votes, more than twice as many as second-placed Jeremy Hunt on 43. Michael Gove was third on 37.

Three contenders drop out. They are Mark Harper, Andrea Leadsom and Esther McVey.

These are the voting figures:

Johnson 114

Hunt 43

Gove 37

Raab 27

Javid 23

Hancock 20

Stewart 19

Leadsom 11

Harper 10

McVey 9

The bookies are now making Johnson the 1/5 favourite to win the leadership.


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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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