Second round of leadership vote result today

Today, at 15.00 BST the result of the second round of voting for the Conservative leadership contest will be announced.

The voting is part in several rounds scheduled to take place this weekend to reduce the number to two candidates by the end next week.

The ballot will open at 11:30 BST

The candidates in today’s vote are (in order of most to least votes received in yesterday’s round): Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, Lizz Truss, Kemi Badenoch, Tom Tugendhat, Suella Braverman.


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Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt were both eliminated from yesterday’s contest because they failed to get the minimum threshold of 30 votes required to advance to the next round.

Hunt said he would support Rishi Sunak, but it is unknown to whom Zahawi might give his support.

The candidate with the fewest votes today will be eliminated.