UK: PM candidate Boris Johnson leads first round of leadership contest with 114 votes


Citing 1922 Committee, Reuters reported that prime minister candidate Boris Johnson received 114 votes to lead the first round of leadership contest.

  • Jeremy Hunt: 43.
  • Michael Gove: 37.
  • Dominic Raab: 27.
  • Sajid Javid: 23.
  • Matt Hancock: 20.
  • Rory Steward: 19.

Andrea Leadsom (11), Mark Harper (10) and Esther McVey (9) are now out of the contest.

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