Stephen Crabb drops out of Tory leadership race

Stephen Crabb has dropped out of the race for the leadership of the Conservative Party and has backed front-runner Theresa May.

Work and Pensions secretary Stephen Crabb has bowed out of the race for 10 Downing Street Credit: PA

This follows the elimination of Dr Liam Fox from the race for 10 Downing Street, who came last in the first round of voting by Conservative MPs with 16 votes.

Stephen Crabb was second last, with 34. Theresa May, Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom remain in the battle.