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Live Reporting

By Paul Seddon and Katie Wright

All times stated are UK

  1. Friday's papers: 'Dirty battle'

    Mail
    The Times
  2. Friday's papers: 'Was result fixed?'

    Guardian
    Metro
  3. Friday's papers: Johnson gets 'revenge'

    As Friday's newspaper front pages begin to be released, here is how some have covered the result of today's leadership ballots.

    The i newspaper
    Express
    Telegraph
  4. Watch: 'Underdog' Hunt to 'prove people wrong'

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    Video caption: 'Underdog' Hunt to 'prove people wrong'

    Jeremy Hunt says he is confident of winning the Tory Party leadership and succeeding Theresa May as prime minister

    "As well as a sensible debate on Brexit, the country and the party want to hear about our vision beyond Brexit," he says.

  5. Laura's blog: Johnson camp relieved at Gove exit

    Laura Kuenssberg

    BBC political editor

    Michael Gove

    Now, there's no doubt that Boris Johnson is, at this stage (and there's a long way to go), widely expected to end up in Number 10.

    But this result is an enormous relief to his camp, for the simple reason that they think Jeremy Hunt is easier to beat.

    Forget any differences in style between the two challengers and their comparative talents - Mr Hunt voted Remain in the EU referendum.

    And for many Tory members it is a priority for the next leader to have been committed to that cause, rather than a recent convert, however zealous.

    Of course, pay attention to recent political history. Upsets are the norm. Outsiders become insiders. Strange things happen, and that's before you price in Mr Johnson's ability to cause havoc for himself.

    But this result has left Mr Johnson's camp hugely relieved.

    Read more from Laura

  6. Tory contenders: What are their track records?

    Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt oversaw the London Olympics as culture secretary and was the UK's longest-serving health secretary.

    Before entering Parliament, Mr Hunt had a career as an English teacher in Japan and as an entrepreneur.

    Take a closer look at his record here

    Boris Johnson

    The frontrunner in the race to be Conservative leader and prime minister, Boris Johnson, is one of the UK's most recognisable politicians.

    But that high profile - built up as an MP, London mayor and foreign secretary - has often seen his achievements accompanied by controversy.

    Take a look back at Mr Johnson's history

  7. Hunt: I like to prove people wrong

    Jeremy Hunt

    Jeremy Hunt has been speaking to reporters on camera after the result, again acknowledging his status as underdog but adding: "I like to prove people wrong".

    He says the way he will win the members' ballot is by persuading them that the best way to deliver Brexit is by choosing a prime minister the EU "will engage with", but who is also "prepared to walk away".

  8. Tories get '20,000 hustings applications'

    Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

    Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson will take part in a series of hustings in front of Conservative members around the country ahead of a vote to decide who is the next Tory leader and PM.

    The Conservative Party says there have been 20,000 applications for places at the 16 members' hustings.

    Conservative Party Chairman Brandon Lewis said: "I'm delighted with the strong interest in our hustings to date, showing the vitality of our party in every nation and region of the UK.

    "We are conscious that the Conservatives are not just selecting a new leader but also the next prime minister, and we take that responsibility extremely seriously at such an important time for our nation."

  9. Another job battle worth keeping an eye on...

    Berlaymont
    Image caption: Who will succeed Jean-Claude Juncker at the Berlaymont?

    As one top job takes a step towards being filled, over in Brussels EU leaders are currently discussing who should be their candidate to fill another - the next president of the European Commission.

    The person replacing current incumbent Jean-Claude Juncker will take office in early November.

    They will play an important role in the future shape of Brexit regardless of what happens next, whether in managing the impact of a no-deal or overseeing future trade talks.

    Among those in the frame to be put forward is German MEP Manfred Weber - who once called for Boris Johnson to be fired back when he was the UK's foreign secretary.

    Other potential rivals include EU veteran Frans Timmermans, Danish EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager, and current EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

    Find out more here

  10. What do would-be PMs mean for NI?

    Jayne McCormack

    BBC News NI

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt

    Boris Johnson's main connection to Northern Ireland used to be his fleet of red buses.

    In 2013, the then mayor of London opened a Wrightbus plant in Ballymena, County Antrim, where parts for them are made.

    Few would have bet that within six years, he would be a front-runner to become PM.

    Battling him for the keys to Number 10 is Jeremy Hunt, the foreign secretary who insists he's best placed to strengthen the union of the United Kingdom.

    But what are their positions on central issues such as the ongoing political crisis in Stormont, the Tories' confidence-and-supply partners the DUP, and the Irish border question?

    Jayne takes a look at those issues here

  11. Stage set for Johnson v Hunt

    How will the campaign between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt play out?

    Iain Watson

    Political correspondent

    Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson

    Mr Hunt will portray himself as a born again Brexiteer, who would contemplate no deal - and as an apparently more competent minister, someone who also has more chance of delivering a deal.

    The candidates' differences on Brexit seem in truth miniscule, each professing they want a deal that bins the backstop, or time limits it, despite likely opposition from Brussels.

    Beyond Brexit, Mr Hunt will suggest that he is a champion of the least well off, the better to contrast with Johnson's ambition to take more people out of the higher tax band.

    But Mr Johnson has two clear advantages with the members.

    First, he will cite polling to say only he has the chance of beating Labour if there is an early election. a distinct possibility for a leader of a minority government.

    Second, he has the ability to make the party feel good about itself. He paints a big picture in vivid primary colours.

    Read more from Iain

  12. Tory leadership contest timeline

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