Battle to take on Johnson as Tory leadership race narrows to final two

The Tory race to become the next prime minister enters its final phase at Westminster as rivals compete to take on Boris Johnson.

Former foreign secretary Mr Johnson appears certain to make it through to the next stage of the process, having topped the ballot in each of the three rounds of the contest so far and securing the votes of 143 of the 313 Tory MPs.

Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Sajid Javid also remain in the contest, but two rounds of voting on Thursday will whittle the field down to a final pairing.
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