Jul 18, 2022 | Politics

After TV Debates, Race for Next UK Prime Minister Down to Four

After TV Debates, Race for Next UK Prime Minister Down to Four

Tom Tugendhat has been knocked out of the running to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and hence Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, taking those in the running down to four candidates.

Sir Graham Brady, Chairman of the influential backbench committee of all Conservative Members of Parliament who do not have government jobs and which runs the process of Tory leadership challenges once again stood before members in a Parliament Committee room Monday for the third round of elimination voting. Assuming no candidates withdraw voluntarily, there will be two more rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, leaving the party with two names for a postal ballot that will complete by early September.

Badenoch — 58 votes (+9)
Mordaunt — 82 votes (-1)
Sunak — 115 votes (+14)
Truss — 71 votes (+7)
Tugendhat — 31 votes (-1)
357 votes cast out of 358 eligible

While Tugendhat…

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