The Conservative Leadership ballot was reduced from five to three yesterday after a ballot of all Conservative MP’s.
The full votes in order were Theresa May 165 Andrea Leadsom 66 Michael Gove 48 Stephen Crabb 34 and Dr Liam Fox 16. Liam Fox was eliminated as having the lowest number of votes and Stephen Crabb also withdrew. I will be supporting Andrea Leadsom in the next round tomorrow. I think the membership would be happy with a choice between Theresa and Andrea.
The big news today will be the publication of the long awaited Chilcot report into the Iraq War. It will no doubt dominate the news bulletins as the events of over a decade ago are examined in detail to see what lessons can be learned.