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Sunak & Truss Through To Conservative Leadership Run-Off, Mordaunt Out


Results of the fifth round of the Conservative party leadership contest:

  • Rishi Sunak: 137 (+19)
  • Liz Truss: 113 (+27)
  • Penny Mordaunt: 105 (+13)
As such Minister of State for Trade Penny Mordaunt is eliminated from the contest, with former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss going through to a weeks-long contest to draw the support of approx. 160k Conservative party members.
  • Truss seen as the favourite now, with YouGov poll from 18-19 July showing Truss leading Sunak 54% to 35%.

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