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Tory leadership: Boris Johnson storms vote and is on course to be PM


Added 06-13-19 08:36:07am EST - “Half the 10 candidates could be wiped out at a single stroke in the first round of the contest - as they need at least 17 backers to continue. Frontrunner Boris Johnson is pictured today.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Would-be PMs frantically lobby Tory MPs as they brace for first vote”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Boris Johnson took the first step towards Downing Street today as he stormed home in the opening round of the Tory leadership battle. 

The former former secretary topped the secret ballot with backing from 114 MPs - ahead of Jeremy Hunt in second with 43. 

The higher-than-expected score for Mr Johnson - which drew gasps in the Committee Room 14 when it was announced - means he is almost guaranteed to make the final run-off among Tory members. 

Environment Secretary Michael Gove was third on 37, then Dominic Raab on 26, Sajid Javid on 23 and Matt Hancock on 20.

Aid Secretary Rory Stewart just squeezed over the threshold of 17 votes needed from the total of 313 to continue to the next round.

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