Michael Staines
Michael Staines

18.15 20 Jun 2019


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Michael Gove has been eliminated from the Conservative Party leadership contest in the UK.

This means that former foreign secretary Boris Johnson and the country's Environment Secretary Jeremy Hunt will go head-to-head in the next round of voting.

The winner will be elected leader - and British prime minister - by 160,000 party members.

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In the latest vote on Thursday, Boris Johnson got 160 votes, Jeremy Hunt received 77 votes and Michael Gove was eliminated after 75 votes.

The British Home secretary Sajid Javid was eliminated in an earlier vote.

The final postal vote process will take a number of weeks to complete.

The winner will be announced by July 22nd.


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