Hunt beats Gove in the fifth Conservative leadership vote



ladies and gentlemen first of all I would like to thank my colleague officers and the staff of the House of Commons and our security officers and our own staff who have given us such tremendous support and service over the past two weeks so on behalf of the 1922 committee charles walker and i as offered returning officers for the election of the leader of the conservative and unionist party can now declare the results of the fifth ballot the total number of votes cast in today's ballots was 313 the total number of ballot papers rejected was 1 the total number of votes given to each candidate for his follows Michael Gove 75 Jeremy Hunt 77 Boris Johnson 160 we therefore declare that Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson are going forward to a vote of the qualifying membership of the conservative and unionist party thank you very much

Maurice Vega

25 Responses

  1. hmmmm πŸ€” Something (s) are not adding up in these votes. Not a mathematics genius but the numbers are a bit confusing.

    According to the U.K. Parliament webpage, the Conservative Party has 312 members. The U.D.U.P. has 10 members.

    The vote results read at this meeting by M.P. Gillian was 313 votes total. Previous votes were 312, and iirc 310 with 2 bad ballots.

    There should be 322 votes total. πŸ€” Seems about 10 (?) M.P.'s are not voting. Verrrrrry interrrresssssting.

    Does anyone reading this know if these Leadership Ballots are "Secret Ballots" ? [ Would be a bit weird if the new P.M. picked someone to be a Cabinet member, but that M.P. had voted for the "other candidate". Too much potential foe "backstabbing" and contention. ]

    When there is a vote in the Chamber for a Bill / Amendment, the members go to the lobby and stand in lines for mRked "Yay" or "Nay". Those members can be seen in the two lines.

  2. Terrible vote decision by MP insiders, it should be Gove who's more robust and incisive, Hunt even seems far less strong and a bit soft weak, even though he comes across well. Gove would challenge Boris far more effectively.

  3. Never trusted Gove…. he is shifty eyed and runs like a woman… when he is behind you you can be sure he is gonna stab you in the back… let’s hope Boris the Bold kicks this treacherous vermin into touch when he becomes PM..πŸ€”πŸ§

  4. The idea hunt won on his own merits is laughable. The Boris camp have been lending votes to other candidates and picking off threats one after the other. Boris and his team have been in complete control since day one.

  5. Either the Tory’s deliver a No Deal Brexit , or we as a nation leave the them in the dust at the next GE.

  6. If we can finally brexit then i would love to see the uk sign up with America Canada and mexico in a fourfold economic power that can challenge the rest of the world.

  7. If Boris is confirmed as leader on 22nd July, I shall be cancelling my party membership on 23rd July. At least I'll save Β£25 per year.

  8. Yes i agree if Boris is not voted in then the tories are sunk for the next generation.And by then it will be too late too little.

  9. All I can say is the Consevitive members better vote for Boris as our next primeminster or else they will loose the next general election and serves them right .
    Boris is perfect to turn the tables on the EU negotiators simple because they feel they are bribing the most important people in parliament except Boris .

  10. This is the British.way of doing things.The.world.respects you and.the.Britisj.Humane.All the Best for the United.kimgdom in solving her problems.legally.
    Yousuf Salim.

  11. Yeah it's a really tuff decision
    Another whiny remoaner trying to prove he'll deliver BREXIT Theresa May's surrender treaty
    Our someone who campaigned for BREXIT who believes in brexit and will deliver BREXIT NO DEAL if need be
    BORIS all the way πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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