Will at least 5 candidates survive the first ballot of Tory leadership contest?

Will at least 5 candidates survive the first ballot of Tory leadership contest?

The Conservatives are speeding up their leadership contest to set up a battle between two big name candidates within the next fortnight, with Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt most likely to make the final cut.

 

Announcing the rule changes, the party said candidates must declare at least eight nominations from fellow Conservative MPs by Monday in a move that will knock out some of the lesser known hopefuls.

 

All candidates will then need the votes of 17 Conservative MPs – at least 5% of the parliamentary party – to stay in the first round ballot and at least 33 – or 10% of Tory MPs– to stay in the second round of voting.

 

The first ballot will take place on Thursday 13 June.

 

 

Source: The Guardian

07.06.2019

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