Boris Johnson seems unstoppable as colleagues vote for subsequent UK PM

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by way of Nick Miller

June 14, 2019 — 12.43am

London: Boris Johnson has cemented his situation since the most likely subsequent top minister of england with a dominant win in the first round of Conservative celebration balloting.

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Boris Johnson appears unstoppable as colleagues vote for next UK PM

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the earlier in a foreign country secretary and London mayor acquired extra votes from his fellow MPs than the next three contenders put at the same time, in a round that observed three of his nine rivals knocked out.

Boris Johnson has secured a commanding lead after the first-round of ballots in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister.

Boris Johnson has secured a commanding lead after the main-spherical of ballots throughout the contest to turn out to be Britain’s subsequent high ranking:AP

Boris Johnson appears unstoppable as colleagues vote for next UK PM

Johnson had 114 of the 313 votes from his house of Commons colleagues, adopted by means of existing international secretary Jeremy Hunt with forty three, ambiance Secretary Michael Gove with 37 and former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab with 27.

“thank you to my friends and colleagues in the Conservative Unionist birthday party to your give a boost to,” Johnson talked about on Twitter after the implications have been printed.


“i’m delighted to win the main ballot, however now we now have an extended solution to go.”


Hunt said he used to be “delighted to return 2d”, adding “this essential second requires a serious chief”, an unsubtle poke at the mercurial Johnson.

Gove talked about it was once “all to play for” and Raab stated his campaign used to be “just getting commenced and we’ve obtained a very good base to construct on”.

Rory Stewart, a junior minister who has introduced as a gloomy horse candidate hostile to a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, narrowly scraped by means of to the 2nd spherical with 19 votes. In a commentary most likely meant as tongue-in-cheek, he said he used to be “getting some real momentum right here… it’s increasingly clear it’s me towards Boris”.

Stewart vowed that if PM Johnson suspended Parliament to power through a no-deal Brexit he would dangle a rogue session of Parliament across the freeway and “ship [Johnson] down”.

There it is going to be every other round of balloting on Tuesday. In that spherical candidates will need at least 32 MPs’ votes not to be eradicated.

Some candidates may just decide to drop out prior to then as a way to construct support for different alternatives to Johnson – or cement his lead.

Rory Stewart has narrowly scraped through to the second round.

Rory Stewart has narrowly scraped through to the 2nd

If essential there will likely be additional rounds after Tuesday except two candidates stay for a head-to-head postal vote by the use of Conservative birthday celebration contributors with the tip result due inside the week beginning July 22.

meanwhile, Johnson already has more than enough supporters (so long as he doesn’t lose any deserters or tactical voters) to be certain of getting to the ultimate two.


Polls have proven Johnson as the clear favorite with the Tory grassroots. Whoever is available in second may come below power to stand apart to provide prime Minister Johnson extra time to settle his executive, positive-tune his Brexit methodology and by hook or by crook get it through the home of Commons by means of the use of the October 31 Brexit time limit.

In prior such Conservative contests the prime candidate at the end of the primary spherical did not at all times go on to win.

inside the first spherical in 2005, David Davis outvoted David Cameron. In 2001 Michael Portillo outvoted Ian Duncan Smith, and in 1997 Kenneth Clarke outvoted William Hague.

Most famously, in 1990 prime Minister Margaret Thatcher used to be once challenged with the help of Michael Heseltine and gained greater than 1/2 of the primary vote, but was once persuaded to resign and John main got here from nowhere to beat Heseltine within the subsequent round and go on to take the high ministership.


alternatively, pundits are predicting that consistent with Thursday’s numbers and given birthday celebration member sentiment Johnson is unbeatable.

in keeping with The Spectator, Johnson’s crew knew exactly how so much give a boost to he had, with one adviser handing him a sealed envelope which accurately expected the outcome ahead of it was once as soon as counted.

His campaigners recognize “who is more likely to change from these knocked out or with vulnerable numbers and could, therefore, commence preparing for the fight of the final two whereas the other candidates scrabble for 2d region,” the journal stated.

Johnson reportedly consulted his friend and political ally, Australian election guru Lynton Crosby, day-to-day of his marketing campaign for the management.

On Wednesday he promised to “do for the entire us of a what we did in London” when he used to be mayor.

Nick Miller
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Nick Miller is Europe correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age