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US NewsWho will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest

14:50  13 june  2019
14:50  13 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Boris Johnson will finally appear in public to launch his campaign to be Tory leader on Wednesday, as one of his rivals cast doubt on whether he could be trusted with access to Britain’s nuclear codes. Rory Stewart, an outsider in the leadership race , became the first contender to criticise the former

Tory leadership race : the favourites to replace May. Analysis: May never had a grip on the crown that fell The former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson , has already declared his intention to stand. Then successive rounds of voting by Tory MPs will take place to decide which candidates will be put a vote

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Boris Johnson (pictured leaving his London home today) cemented his front runner status yesterday after launching his leadership campaign

Tory hopefuls are still frantically lobbying MPs today after voting began to decide the next leader.

Struggling contenders Andrea Leadsom, Rory Stewart and Esther McVey were hanging around the committee room where the ballot is taking place.

The trio looked in good spirits as they posed for selfies inside Parliament. But half the 10 candidates could be wiped out at a single stroke when the result is declared this afternoon, as they need at least 17 backers to continue.

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Boris Johnson has been boosted by a fresh round of endorsements after the contest kicked off for real His warning came as the remaining contenders face the first official hustings of Tory MPs , starting on Ten MPs are on the ballot as Tory MPs prepare to vote on who will be their next leader.

Tory leadership hopefuls set out their stalls today - Esther McVey, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Official letter confirming the final 10 candidates to be PM . Today several contenders have held official Most, including Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab, have said they are willing to take Britain out of the EU

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Former Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom posted a selfie with fellow contenders Rory Stewart and Esther McVey looking in good spirits

Boris Johnson looks poised to storm the contest to succeed Theresa May, as a poll found he is the overwhelming choice of activists.

The survey by the grass-roots ConservativeHome website put him on 54 per cent - with Rory Stewart a surprising but distant second on 12 per cent.

Launching his campaign yesterday, Mr Johnson warned of 'mortal retribution' from the public unless the government delivers Brexit - although he was left blustering by questions over whether he used cocaine in the past.

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Michael Gove (pictured leaving his London home today) has been struggling to recover after admitting to cocaine use in the past At a hustings last night, he also refused to rule out suspending Parliament to force No Deal by the end of October, merely saying he was 'not attracted' to the idea.

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.

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But rivals have stepped up their attacks on the former foreign secretary, with Home Secretary Sajid Javid branding him one of the 'same old school ties' and urging Conservatives to choose a less divisive candidate.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt joked that he woke up today feeling like it was the 'morning of my wedding'. 'Something big is going to change but don't quite know how it is going to unfold,' he tweeted.

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt joked that he woke up today feeling like it was the 'morning of my wedding' Leadership hopefuls need at least 17 votes in the secret ballot to go through to the second round, with anyone below the threshold automatically eliminated.

But even if all the candidates meet the target, the one with the lowest number of votes overall will still have to exit the race.

Mr Johnson has 82 public pledges of support - way ahead of Michael Gove who has 32, and Jeremy Hunt on 30. Dominic Raab has 22, and Sajid Javid 18.

Lord Sugar backs Boris Johnson as PM despite Brexit jail demand

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Boris Johnson has been accused of “not having the guts to face the people” in the Conservative leadership race Johnson , the clear frontrunner with MPs and the Tory membership, was Leadsom, who resigned as the leader of the Commons last month, claimed her plans for a “managed

BORIS Johnson has promised that he is the only one who can defeat Jeremy Corbyn AND deliver Brexit as he officially kicked off his campaign to become Britain's next prime minister. With just hours to go before MPs vote for the first time tomorrow on who they want to be their next leader

Health Secretary Matt Hancock looks to be close to the threshold of 17, while all the other candidates are well below on declared support.

However, dozens of MPs have yet to state their allegiance - and it is a secret ballot so there is no way of knowing whether they follow through on their pledges.

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More on this story:

EU view of Tory leadership candidates deeply critical, say sources (The Guardian)

Tory leadership race: Contest to narrow down as MPs hold first ballot after intense week of pitches (Evening Standard)

Mobile phones to be banned from Tory leadership vote (Financial Times)

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How will the Tory leader battle play out?

TODAY

This will be another critical day, as the first ballot takes place between 10am and noon. The result is due to be announced at 1pm.

Anyone with fewer than 16 votes will be automatically eliminated, and at least one will be ejected.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19

Further rounds of voting will take place during June until there are just two candidates left by this point.

Who won and who lost the Tory leadership debate?

Who won and who lost the Tory leadership debate? When the five Tory leadership candidates arrived for the first TV debate of the campaign at studios in east London, they were greeted by a woman in a chicken costume. The aim, of course, was to portray Boris Johnson as "chicken" for not turning up, a decision he will either now feel vindicated about or regret handing a propaganda coup to his opponents. Inside the hall, one of the six lecterns for the candidates to stand behind was vacant. At least they didn't have the candidates' names on them to remind viewers who was missing.

BORIS Johnson today faced calls to come clean on his past drug use Asked if Mr Johnson has the attention to detail and discipline needed to be PM , he said: “We will find out during this race .” Boris Johnson now has more than 60 MPs publicly backing him as he pulls away from the rest of the pack.

BORIS JOHNSON and Jeremy Hunt are the top contenders in the Tory leadership race , the bookies say - but who will win and be named as the UK’s Candidate Sam Gyimah MP announced he was pulling out shortly after 5 pm saying there had not “not been enough time to build sufficient support ”

They will then go to a run-off ballot of the 160,000 Tory members.

WEEK OF JULY 22

The winner is due to be declared this week.

They will take over from Mrs May as PM shortly afterwards - probably in time to take a session of PMQs before the Commons breaks up for its summer recess.

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Deep in the heart of the Commons today, Tories started filing into the voting booths.

Mrs May refused to answer questions from reporters about whom she voted for.

'That's none of your business,' she joked as she left the committee room where the ballot is being held.

Jacob Rees-Mogg told reporters he thought Mr Harper could be the first to go.

'Mark Harper doesn't seem in a very strong position,' he said.

'The bottom one goes and anyone under 5 per cent goes. So, it could be more than one who's knocked out.'

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mrs May (pictured leaving Downing Street today) refused to answer questions from reporters about who she voted for, saying: 'None of your business.' Leadership candidate and former work and pensions secretary Esther McVey said: 'I'm the outsider, I know that.'

Asked who she would urge her supporters to back if she is eliminated, Ms McVey said: 'I'm not answering that yet.'

James Cleverly said he voted for Mr Johnson.

Theresa May Formally Steps Down As Tory Leader

Theresa May Formally Steps Down As Tory Leader Theresa May has officially stepped down as the leader of the Conservative Party, firing the starting pistol on the race to replace her in Number 10 . However, May will remain in Downing Street as prime minister until a new Tory Party leader has chosen. It is thought the new leader – and in effect, new PM, – will be announced the week beginning July 22. Announcing her plans to resign two weeks ago, May said Brexit – and her failure to whip up support in the Commons for her Brexit deal – was behind her decision to step down.

BORIS Johnson has arrived to officially launch his leadership campaign to become Britain's next And pledging to take us out of the EU on October 31 with or without a deal, Mr Johnson will blast If Mr Johnson became PM , 37 per cent of voters said they would vote Tory with Labour on 22 per cent

Tory MPs will cast their first votes of the contest. MPs who cannot be in Westminster will be allowed to vote by proxy. The MP with the fewest votes will be eliminated. The remaining candidates will facing another round of questioning from MPs .

The Brexit Minister, who aborted his own tilt at the leadership last week, said the former foreign secretary could 'reach out beyond our traditional voter base as well as reaching out to our traditional voter base'.

'I have seen Boris do it twice in what is regarded ... as a Labour city (London),' Mr Cleverly added.

'He has a good track record of delivering.'

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt seem to be heading the field in the Tory leadership race. The chart shows the number of public pledges of support from MPs Mr Johnson launched his bid with a warning to MPs that they will 'reap the whirlwind' if they try to thwart Brexit - and said it was essential that Britain was out of the EU by the end of October.

But Mr Javid dismissed the former foreign secretary as 'yesterday's news', saying the party needed to show it had changed.

Former Commons leader Andrea Leadsom insisted she was 'very optimistic' about the ballot, and said she thought that she had the support to get through to the next round - despite a relatively low number of public endorsements.

She told ITV's Peston: 'There's a whole range of colleagues who for one reason or another don't want to declare for one candidate or another and I'm very optimistic about tomorrow.

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Kit Malthouse, who dropped out of the race early on, was also at the House of Commons today 'But tomorrow's a big day, and we'll see some real facts tomorrow - before then it's all just speculation.'

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ANDREW PIERCE: 'Old pal' David Cameron helps Boris Johnson in race for No. 10 ANDREW PIERCE: One Cameron confidant told me: 'David is delighted to be asked to give advice and he buried the hatchet with Boris long ago.'

BORIS JOHNSON surged ahead in the race for No10 yesterday as senior Tories rushed to back him Boris - supporting MP. Leave supporter Liam Fox will also run amid fears Eurosceptics could be squeezed out of the race . In his first interview since ruling himself out of the leadership race , Mr

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Former chief whip Mark Harper, ex-work and pensions secretary Esther McVey and International Development Secretary Rory Stewart may also struggle to get over the line on Thursday.

But Mr Harper said: 'I'm confident about getting through tomorrow based on the feedback that I've had from my colleagues, from my campaign launch yesterday and the various hustings that we've had.'

Meanwhile, Labour vowed to keep fighting against No Deal Brexit after the latest cross-party attempt by MPs to take control of Commons business failed.

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt, who is backing Jeremy Hunt, was among the Tory MPs arriving at Parliament to vote in the contest today The cross-party motion, which would have enabled MPs to take control of the business of the House on June 25, was defeated by 309 to 298 - a majority of 11.

Ten Tories - including Ken Clarke, Sir Oliver Letwin, Justine Greening and Dominic Grieve - supported the motion, but eight Labour MPs voted against.

However, eight Labour MPs defied Jeremy Corbyn to back the government - and two more abstained.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said it would have acted as a 'safety valve' enabling Parliament to pass legislation preventing the next prime minister from taking Britain out of the EU without a deal.

The ballot today opened at 10am and will close at noon, with the result due to be announced at 1pm.

Who will be kicked out of the race to be PM today? Tory leadership outsiders post one last selfie as they scrabble to save face by pleading for support from MPs - as Boris Johnson looks poised to storm first round of contest © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited At his own launch last night (pictured), Home Secretary Sajid Javid branded Mr Johnson one of the 'same old school ties' and urged Conservatives to choose a less divisive candidate

What the papers say – June 14.
Boris Johnson’s ballot bonanza features on the front pages.

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