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US NewsTory Leadership Race Narrows To 10 Candidates As Sam Gymiah Drops Out

21:05  10 june  2019
21:05  10 june  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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LONDON — The Conservative party leadership race lost its only advocate of a second referendum on Brexit, as 10 candidates earned enough nominations to enter the first The full list of 10 candidates also includes front-runner Boris Johnson, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Tory leadership race narrows to 10 candidates as Sam Gymiah drops out (HuffPost). Boris Johnson plans tax cut for higher earners as Conservative leadership race officially begins (Sky News). A free TV Licence will only be available to households with someone aged over 75 who receives

Tory Leadership Race Narrows To 10 Candidates As Sam Gymiah Drops Out © HuffPost UK Jeremy Hunt at his leadership bid launch on Monday.

The Tory leadership race has narrowed to 10 candidates in the contest to replace Theresa May, the joint acting chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee Dame Cheryl Gillan has said.

The battle finally began officially as party grandees announced the full list of contenders who had mustered the required eight backers needed to stand.

Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab, Sajid Javid, Matt Hancock were all in formally confirmed as candidates, the backbench 1922 Committee announced.

Esther McVey, Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Rory Stewart were also in the contest.

First MP pulls out of Tory leadership race

First MP pulls out of Tory leadership race James Cleverly has pulled out of the race to be Britain's next prime minister, saying it is "highly unlikely" he would have won. The Brexit minister admitted that since launching his campaign it had become clear "MPs weren't comfortable" with his pitch of selecting a new face and moving on to other issues "quickly" after delivering Brexit. He brings the number of candidates vying to replace Theresa May down to 12, slightly narrowing an already crowded field. Mr Cleverly had won the backing of the necessary two MPs needed to make it on to the ballot paper.

Tory leadership race narrows to 10 candidates as Sam Gymiah drops out (HuffPost). Boris Johnson plans tax cut for higher earners as Conservative leadership race officially begins (Sky News). A free TV Licence will only be available to households with someone aged over 75 who receives

Nominations for the Tory Leadership race are officially closed and there are ten contenders who are still in the race after Sam Gyimah withdrew, citing lack of support. Here are the candidates who made it through with the MPs who signed their nomination papers where known

Sam Gyimah, who was the only Tory runner to call for a second referendum, announced he is pulling out of the race because there has “not been enough time to build sufficient support”.

In the past, candidates needed just two MPs supporting them, but the 1922 Committee decided to change the rules earlier this month in an effort to speed up the contest.

Under another rule change, contenders now need to win the backing of at least 16 MPs in the first ballot this Thursday and then 32 colleagues in the second round next week.

All 313 Conservative MPs will vote in a series of private Commons ballots to reduce the shortlist to just two names.

The final two will then be on the ballot paper and stage a series of hustings around the country before 160,000 Tory members cast their votes. A winner, and new prime minister, will be announced in July.

Earlier, four contenders launched their campaigns with speeches and press conferences at various locations in Westminster.

Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Dominic Raab and Matt Hancock all claimed they were the one with the best policies to deliver Brexit and restore the party’s fortunes.

UK Tory race down to 4 as rivals vie to catch Boris Johnson.
LONDON (AP) — The race to become Britain's next prime minister is down to the final four on Wednesday, as Boris Johnson stretched his lead among Conservative lawmakers and upstart Rory Stewart was eliminated from the contest. Johnson, a former London mayor and U.K. foreign secretary, won 143 of 313 votes cast in a third-round ballot of Conservative lawmakers. Many fellow Brexit supporters in Parliament have rallied behind his insistence that Britain must leave the European Union as scheduled on Oct. 31. © Provided by The Associated Press Britain's Conservative Party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in south London, Wednesday June 19, 2019.

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