Now it’s down to seven

The results of the first round of voting for the next UK PM were:

  1. Boris Johnson 114, 36%
  2. Jeremy Hunt 43, 14%
  3. Michael Gove 37, 12%
  4. Dominic Raab 27, 9%
  5. Sajid Javid 23, 7%
  6. Matt Hancock 20, 6%
  7. Rory Stewart 19, 6%
  8. Andrea Leadsom 11, 4%
  9. Mark Harper 10, 3%
  10. Esther McVey 9, 3%

So those under 5% get eliminated, leaving seven. The threshold is the 2nd ballot is 10% so only Johnson, Hunt and Gove look sure to make it. Raab might if he picks up a few votes from those who dropped out.

Johnson is looking very good to make the final two. At 36% it is mathematically impossible for him not to make the final two in fact, so long as he holds his 114 votes.

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