Kemi Badenoch eliminated in Conservative Party leadership election
Kemi Badenoch has been eliminated as a candidate in the latest round of voting for the Conservative Party leadership election.
Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee, announced that Rishi Sunak again topped the poll of Conservative MPs, with 118 votes, while Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss and Badenoch finished second, third and fourth respectively, with 92, 86 and 59 votes.
Of the remaining candidates, only Liz Truss managed to increase the number of votes she received since the last round of voting, with an increase from 71 to 86 votes.
The three remaining candidates will face another vote tomorrow, where MPs will pick a final two candidates.
The two remaining candidates after tomorrow’s vote will then be voted on by the wider Conservative Party in an election, after a series of hustings throughout August.
The new Conservative Party leader and prime minister will be announced on 5 September.