Can Boris Johnson’s march to the Tory leadership be interrupted?

Not if the chasing pack continue as they are. 

And then there were ten: Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Matt Hancock, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Rory Stewart, Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Esther McVey all got the eight nominations required to go through to the first stage of the contest proper. This is the first ballot on Thursday, where every candidate who receives 16 votes or fewer will be eliminated, or, if every candidate can clear that hurdle, the candidate with the fewest votes will be eliminated.

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source: New Statesman

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