Sajid Javid knocked out of Tory leadership race

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Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the Tory leadership race as Boris Johnson again topped the ballot of Conservative MPs.

The Tory MPs will decide on Thursday which two candidates will make the run-off in which 160,000 party members choose the next Prime Minister of the country, with Mr Johnson, Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove now left.

In two rounds of voting, the MP with the lowest total will be eliminated, with the final announcement due to be made at 6pm.

Here are the results of the fourth ballot in the Tory leadership contest:

– Michael Gove: 61

– Jeremy Hunt: 59

– Sajid Javid: 34

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– Boris Johnson: 157

There were two spoiled ballots.

Last round

Here’s how the candidates fared in the last vote:

(PA Graphics)
(PA Graphics)

Boris Johnson was the favourite as he left home early on Thursday.

(Kirsty O'Connor/PA)
(Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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