According to Graham Brady, Chairman of the 1922 Committee, the House of Representatives organizing leadership elections, moved to the fourth round by Rishi Sunak (115 votes), Benny Mordaunt (82), Secretary of State Liz Truss (71) and Secretary of State. For Equality, Kimi Badenouche (58).
Tugendhat was disqualified for being the least voted (31 votes).
In recent days, two televised debates have exposed not only differences of opinion over tax cuts, environmental policies or official recognition of transgender people, but also a great distance from the incumbent prime minister.
On Sunday, the five candidates were asked to raise their hands if they would be willing to take Boris Johnson as minister, but none of them did, even though most of them served in their government.
According to British media, Sunak and Truss refused to participate in a third television debate scheduled for Tuesday, fearing the bad image and exposure of divisions within the party, which is evident in the debate that took place on ITV.
Further rounds of voting will take place on Wednesday and Thursday to narrow the race to just two candidates, who will face a final vote from about 180,000 grassroots Conservative Party members across the country.
The winner will be announced on September 5, automatically becoming Prime Minister, without the need for a national election.
The election kicked off when Johnson resigned as Conservative Party leader last week after mass sackings of government officials over months of moral scandals, but he will remain in office until his replacement is chosen.
BM // PDF
“Writer. Analyst. Avid travel maven. Devoted twitter guru. Unapologetic pop culture expert. General zombie enthusiast.”