Rishi Sunak, former Minister of Finance. It was Sunak who, along with the previous Minister of Health Sajid Javid, set in movement the wave of defections from Johnson’s authorities that later led to his downfall. Got 101 votes in Thursday’s vote.
Penny Mordaunt, Deputy Secretary of Commerce. Mordaunt was the nation’s first feminine protection minister in 2019. Got 83 votes in Thursday’s vote.
Liz Truss, Secretary of State. Truss is common with conservative voters within the nation. Got 64 votes in Thursday’s vote.
Kemi Badenoch, former Deputy Minister for Gender Equality. Badenoch was one in all those that resigned from Johnson’s authorities workplace final week in reference to the launch of her personal candidacy. Got 49 votes in Thursday’s vote.
Tom Tugendhat, Member of Parliament and Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. Got 32 votes in Thursday’s vote.
The 358 Conservative MPs have once more voted on who shall be the Tories’ new chief. The candidates wanted the assist of no less than 30 members to achieve a 3rd vote.
Former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak once more obtained essentially the most votes, with 101 votes, adopted by Deputy Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, who obtained 83 votes. Foreign Minister Liz Truss obtained 64 votes.
Kemi Badenoch and Tom Tugendhat additionally handed the block.
Suella Braverman obtained 27 votes and has thus misplaced the battle for the celebration management place.
New Prime Minister in September
The third vote shall be held on Monday.
When there are 4 candidates left, they shall be requested to participate in a closing vote. By Thursday 21 July, there’ll solely be two candidates left.
Who will lastly be elected celebration chief shall be determined through the summer time by postal vote of the greater than 160,000 Tory members. The consequence shall be introduced on 5 September.
The littering between the varied candidates’ political camps is in full swing. Favorite tipper Penny Mordaunt is criticized, amongst different issues, for not being thought of skilled sufficient.
Receives criticism for Brexit negotiations
“Unfortunately, I did not think she had the detailed knowledge required in the negotiations,” says her former boss and Brexit negotiator David Frost in an interview with Talk TV.
When candidate Tom Tugendhat was requested what was most tough: being a soldier or a Member of Parliament, he replied:
– When you are in the military, you no less than know who your enemy is.