LIVE – Conservative leadership race: Kemi Badenoch OUT, shocking results
Kemi Badenoch is knocked out with 59 votes – (that’s one more than yesterday)
Penny Mordaunt got 92 votes – that’s 10 of the Tom Tugendhat votes to Mordaunt
Rishi Sunak scored 118 votes – not making it past the 120 votes
Liz Truss has added 15 votes since yesterday’s vote – today she scored 86
There are 59 votes up for grab – that will decide who gets the second place between Truss and Mordaunt.
It’s going to be one heck of a battle between Truss and Mordaunt. The right of the party seems to be backing Truss and it’s likely Truss will pick up Badenoch’s votes. Who will Badenoch break for? Liz Truss or Rishi Sunak?
What happens now?
they’ll be another round tomorrow – with results expected at around 4 – after tomorrow’s ballot, we will have our final two candidates. They will face a BBC TV debate on Monday and set off on a summer of hustings as they battle it out for the votes of Tory Party members – a new PM will be announced by 5 September.
- Tory MPs voting in the fourth round TODAY
- Results expected at 15:00 BST
- Rishi Sunak looks set to a guaranteed place in the final two
- Kemi Badenoch, Liz Truss and Penny Mordaunt fighting for second place
- Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch gained on yesterday’s vote
- Whilst Penny Mordaunt dropped one vote – a result that’s knocked her position with the bookies
- Sunak topped poll again on Monday, adding 14 votes
- Mordaunt was second with 82 and Truss third with 71
- Tom Tugendhat was knocked out – he has yet to back a candidate
- By Wednesday night we’ll be left with just two candidates
Does Tugendhat now lead a powerful party group? – (BBC)
“Tom Tugendhat was knocked out yesterday. But is he now head of a powerful group in the party?
He seemed to want to give that impression at the vote.
Tugendhat was accompanied by an entourage of around a dozen supporters – including cabinet minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan.
We’ve not been told who Mr Tugendhat is voting for this round.