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Suella Braverman has been eliminated from the Conservative leadership race in the second round of voting Political news

Suella Braverman was eliminated from the Conservative leadership race in the second round of voting.

Ms Braverman received 27 votes from Tory MPs, five fewer than yesterday.

The remaining five contenders will advance to the third round on Monday, receiving the following votes:

  • Kemi Badenoch, 49
  • Penny Mordon, 83
  • Rishi Sunak, 101
  • Liz Truss, 64
  • Tom Tugendhat, 32

There will be successive rounds of voting for Tory MPs until only two candidates remain.

During the first voting held yesterday, former health secretary Jeremy Hunt and newly appointed chancellor Nadim Zahavi were eliminated from the competition.

They both fell short of the 30 votes needed to advance to the next round, with Mr Zahavi getting 25 and Mr Hunt 18.

The final round is not expected to come until the end of next week at the latest, leaving the final couple to campaign over the summer and be voted in by the wider Tory party; with the result announced on September 5.

More on the Tory Leadership Race

The leadership contest has since begun Boris Johnson announced his resignation last thursday

His announcement followed an avalanche of ministerial resignations disgraced over his treatment of MP Chris Pincherand allegations that he lied about what he knew about the former deputy chief whip’s misconduct.

Mr Johnson remains in No 10 as interim prime minister while the contest is held.

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Suella Braverman has been eliminated from the Conservative leadership race in the second round of voting Political news

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