Bristol’s Sajid Javid eliminated from Tory leadership contest

Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the Tory leadership contest. Credit: PA

Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the Tory leadership contest after the latest round of voting by MPs.

The Home Secretary, who grew up in Bristol, finished behind rivals Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Jeremy Hunt on 34 votes - four fewer than he secured on Wednesday.

Mr Johnson remains the outright favourite to become the next leader of the Conservatives, securing 157 votes from the 313 Tory MPs who voted.

Mr Javid returned to Bristol during his campaign. Credit: PA

Environment Secretary Michael Gove overtook Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt to finish second in the latest round, with 61 votes, while Mr Hunt managed 59.

Truly humbled by the support I have received from colleagues and Conservatives around the country.

Sajid Javid

Here are the results of the fourth ballot in the Tory leadership contest:

  • Michael Gove: 61

  • Jeremy Hunt: 59

  • Sajid Javid: 34

  • Boris Johnson: 157

There were two spoiled ballots.