LIVE - Conservative leadership race: the battle for second place, results at 15:00 BST
LIVE - Conservative leadership race: results at 15:00 BST

July 19, 2022

2:13 pm

Prime Ministers Questions 

Catch-up

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.

Summary: 

  • 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.

Conservative leadership race: BBC will host final TV debate

The BBC will host final TV debate for the final two candidates left in the race for No 10 – it comes just after the ky News debate was cancelled after Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss pulled out. 

Our Next Prime Minister will be broadcast on BBC One at 21:00 BST on Monday -hosted by Sophie Raworth. 

MPs are voting today to narrow the race to three candidates, before a final ballot tomorrow and then a summer of hustings followed by a nationwide vote by party members.

Channel 4 and ITV have already hosted debates – they were certainly lively events. 

Jonathan Munro, the interim director of BBC News and Current Affairs, said: “We’re delighted to be offering BBC audiences the chance to be part of this pivotal moment in politics and hear, first-hand, from the final two candidates as they compete to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister.”

The BBC debate will prove to be of great importance ahead of a summer of campaigning for the final two candidates. A new PM will be announced on 5 September. 

Our Next Prime Minister will take place in front of an audience of between 80 and 100 people in Stoke.

The BBC’s political editor Chris Mason and BBC economics editor Faisal Islam will be providing an analysis of the candidates’ answers. 

The BBC have said they will invite the final two candidates to each take part in a one-on-one interview with Nick Robinson in a special TV program – Our Next Prime Minister: The Interviews. 

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