Matt Hancock pulls out of Conservative Party leadership race

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Matt Hancock, the youngest contender, has quit the contest to become Conservative Party leader  and prime minister. The decision was taken a day after coming sixth in the first ballot of the party’s MPs.

Hancock, who is the health secretary, so far did not endorse any of his former rivals.

Boris Johnson won Thursday’s Tory MPs’ ballot, taking 114 votes.

His nearest rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, got 43 votes.

The final two contenders remaining after further MPs’ ballots next week will go to a party-wide vote.

 

Via Sky News

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