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