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”