Rory Stewart Eliminated in Tory Leadership Contest

Rory Stewart has been eliminated from the race to become the leader of the Conservative Party following the fourth round of voting.

The votes cast were:

Boris Johnson – 143 votes

Jeremy Hunt – 54 votes

Michael Gove – 51 votes

Sajid Javid – 38 votes

Rory Stewart – 27 votes

The fourth, and if necessary the fifth, round of voting will take place on Thursday 20 June, with the top two candidates moving forward to a vote of party members.

Posting on Twitter, Rory Stewart said:

“I am so moved & inspired by the support I have received over the last few weeks – it has given me a new faith in politics, a new belief in our country. I didn’t get enough MPs to believe today – but they will 🙂 I remain deeply committed to you and to this country. #RoryWalksOn”