Theresa May tops first Tory leadership vote
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Theresa May tops first Conservative leadership vote

Home Secretary Theresa May has won the first round of voting in the contest to replace David Cameron as the next Conservative leader and prime minister.

Mrs May, who began the race as the frontrunner, got 165 votes.

Liam Fox was eliminated from the race, coming last with 16 votes.

Graham Brady, chairman of the committee of Conservative backbenchers, known as the 1922 Committee, made the announcement.

  • 05 Jul 2016
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