18 Jul 2022

Tory leadership race: Candidates face third round of voting

Political Editor

The Tory leadership race will be left with just four candidates in the running by tonight, at least one would-be prime minister will be knocked out in the latest round of voting by Conservative MPs.

However, there will not be another televised debate amid reports that the rival candidates have been told to be more civil to each other in public.

Meanwhile in the Commons, the opposition forced the government to hold a vote of confidence in itself.