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US NewsRory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest

20:45  19 june  2019
20:45  19 june  2019 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

Tory Leadership Race Narrows To 10 Candidates As Sam Gymiah Drops Out

Tory Leadership Race Narrows To 10 Candidates As Sam Gymiah Drops Out 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.

Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest © PA Wire/PA Images Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart outside Millbank television studios in London.

Rory Stewart’s insurgent campaign for the Tory leadership has come to an end after he was eliminated in the third round of the contest.

The underdog candidate who has captured the imagination of many with his unorthodox campaign was leapfrogged by Sajid Javid and found himself in last place after the third round of MPs’ votes.

Boris Johnson was again way out in front and looks certain to be one of the two candidates who will face a vote by 160,000 Tory members to choose the next prime minister.

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

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 Half the 10 candidates could be wiped out at a single stroke in the first round of the contest - as they need at least 17 backers to continue. Frontrunner Boris Johnson is pictured today.

Jeremy Hunt held on to second place and will take on Michael Gove and Javid *for second place* in the last two rounds of MPs’ votes on Thursday as the battle to stop Johnson intensified.

Result

Johnson: 143 votes

Hunt: 54

Gove: 51

Javid: 38

Stewart: 27

Stewart’s maverick campaign saw the former Iraq and Afghanistan diplomat engage with the public across the country and attracted hundreds to his rallies.

But after defying the odds to make it this far, his momentum ran out as he was unable to hoover up enough support from backers of Brexiteer Dominic Raab, who was eliminated on Tuesday.

Stewart could now join Gove’s campaign having admitted the pair had held talks on who would be best placed to challenge Johnson in the members’ run-off.

Boris Johnson Agrees To BBC's Tory Leadership Debate - But Not Channel 4's

Boris Johnson Agrees To BBC's Tory Leadership Debate - But Not Channel 4's Boris Johnson has committed to taking part in a Conservative Party leadership debate with other candidates on the BBC next Tuesday. 

The international development secretary’s elimination came after a BBC TV debate performance which even he admitted was “lacklustre”, and which many found odd after he removed his tie half way through.

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Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest
Rory Stewart Eliminated From Tory Leadership Contest

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