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Conservative leadership race: Tuesday first round begins

Theresa May is a strong favourite to be new leader

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Voting for who will be the next leader of the Conservative party and prime minister has begun in earnest today as Tory MPs take to the ballot box. The first round election voting process was officially opened at 11am today (5) with voting ending at 6pm later today by when 330 Conservative MPs will have cast their vote for one of the five candidates standing for the leadership. The results are expected to be announced at around 7pm today (5). After which the candidate with the least amount of votes will be eliminated from contest. Current home secretary Theresa May…

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