The 10 contenders

There are 10 candidates who have qualified for the caucus vote to be Conservative Party Leader, and hence UK Prime Minister. The top two polling will go through to a membership ballot. The current odds (expressed as percentages) are:

  1. Boris Johnson 57%
  2. Jeremy Hunt 17%
  3. Andrea Leadsom 11%
  4. Michael Gove 5%
  5. Rory Stewart 2.9%
  6. Dominic Raab 2.6%
  7. Sajid Javid 2.6%
  8. Matthew Hancock 0.8%
  9. Esther McVey 0.6%
  10. Mark Harper 0.2%

The more I read about Rory Stewart the more I like him.

Anyway voting has started for the first round. A candidate has to get over 5% or 16 votes to make the second round. If they all make 5%, then the lowest one drops out. The 2nd ballot is in five days.

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