August 13, 2022

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Johnson reminds Tory MPs of sweeping electoral victory below his management forward of confidence vote

Sajid Javid has withdrawn from the race to be Tory chief, because the battle to...

Sajid Javid has withdrawn from the race to be Tory chief, because the battle to succeed Boris Johnson has been narrowed to eight candidates on the management poll.

Eleven candidates initially threw their hat within the ring however that has been whittled down after nominations closed right now.

These going by means of to the primary spherical of the competition are frontrunner Rishi Sunak, international secretary Liz Truss, worldwide commerce minister Penny Mordant, lawyer basic Suella Braverman, former well being secretary Jeremy Hunt and Tom Tugendhat, the chair of the international affairs choose committee.

Additionally by means of are former minister for equalities Kemi Badenoch and chancellor Nadhim Zahawi.

All had been understood to have secured the required 20 nominations wanted to remain within the race earlier than the deadline of 6pm this night.

The primary spherical of voting will happen tomorrow, and can proceed till solely two candidates stay.

All of those that succeeded this night will proceed to Wednesday’s poll of Tory MPs, the place they may want the 30 nominations to remain within the race.

Anybody who fails to safe 30 votes might be eradicated, with the remaining candidates by means of to the subsequent stage of voting on Thursday. There’ll proceed to be votes till solely two candidates are left standing.

The ultimate two will then be put earlier than Tory occasion members, who will choose their selection for chief — and prime minister — on September 5.

“Since then, I’ve set out the values and insurance policies I believe are proper for the way forward for our nice nation. I imagine the occasion should now look outwards, not inwards, if we’re to win once more.

“There may be an abundance of each concepts and expertise in our occasion. One of many candidates might be given the honour of changing into prime minister.

“I sit up for seeing the talk unfold and to see colleagues working collectively as a united Conservative Social gathering as soon as the management election is concluded.”