Three candidates eliminated from race to be Prime Minister after first round of Conservative MP votes

Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper and Esther McVey have become the first candidates to be voted out of the Tory leadership race with Boris Johnson storming into the lead.

The three least successful candidates failed to meet the required threshold of 17 votes, achieving 11, 10 and 9 votes respectively.

The remaining seven candidates now go through to the second round of voting by Tory MPs.

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