Kemi Badenoch was yesterday (Tuesday 19 July) knocked out of the Tory leadership race, reducing the field of candidates vying to replace Boris Johnson to three.
MPs voted in the fourth round of the contest after the surviving contenders engaged in a number of heated confrontations in ITV’s debate on Sunday (17 July), as the race for a place in the ballot of party members became increasingly heated.
The candidates will now be looking for votes from former equalities minister Ms Badenoch’s supporters as they proceed to the final stage.
But when exactly will the fourth vote take place, and when will we know its results?
Here is everything you need to know about it.
When does the fifth round of voting take place?
Today (20 July), Tory MPs will vote for the last time to decide which two leadership candidates should go through to the run-off vote among party members.
The lowest-placed of the three remaining contenders will be ousted from the race.
Tory MPs will cast their ballots in between 1pm and 3pm before Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the backbench 1922 Committee, reveals the outcome at 4pm.
That pair will then face a summer of hustings and a final vote by the Tory party membership before a winner is announced on 5 September.
Who could be knocked out at this stage?
Ms Mordaunt has thus far beat Ms Truss in all of the previous voting rounds, but the Foreign Secretary appears to be gaining momentum after receiving a surge of support in the penultimate ballot.
All three will be hoping to secure votes from Ms Badenoch’s supporters.
The results in the most recent vote were as follows:
- Rishi Sunak, 118
- Penny Mordaunt, 92
- Liz Truss, 86
- Kemi Badenoch, 59