Boris Johnson maintains lead in UK leadership race
Boris Johnson has tightened his grip on the top spot in the UK's leadership race, after a second round of voting.
The former foreign secretary and face of the 2016 Brexit campaign secured 126 votes from fellow Conservative lawmakers who want to see him become the next Prime Minister Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab is out of the running, failing to secure enough votes and leaving Johnson the most staunchly pro-Brexit candidate Raab's elimination leaves four others in the race - Environment Secretary Michael Gove, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Home Secretary Sajd Javid, and International Development Secretary Rory Stewart.
- who's turned his fortune after coming last in the previous ballot They'll face one or possibly two more rounds of voting this week until only two candidates remain It'll then be up to the 160,000 Conservative party members across the country to decide who replaces Theresa May in Downing Street With a new leader expected to be chosen by around the 22nd of July.
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