18 Jun 2019

Johnson wins Tory leadership second ballot as Raab eliminated

Political Editor

Boris Johnson has increased his lead in the race to be Britain’s next Prime Minister. His most hardline Brexiteer rival Dominic Raab has been knocked out, leaving Mr Johnson now unflankable on that key issue for Conservative party members.

But the wildcard Rory Stewart has seen the biggest surge since the Channel 4 debate on Sunday and he will now go through to the second debate – and his first chance to take on Boris Johnson face to face.