UK: Conservative MPs to vote again as leadership contenders aim to make final two
Tory MPs are set to vote again on Tuesday as they continue the process of choosing the two candidates for leader who will be put to a vote of members.
One of the four remaining contenders - Rishi Sunak, Penny Mordaunt, Liz Truss, and Kemi Badenoch - will be eliminated when the result is announced later.
Mr Sunak looks almost certain to make the final two, with the other three candidates vying for second place.
Senior backbencher Tom Tugendhat was knocked out after Monday's vote of MPs.
Separately, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold his last scheduled cabinet meeting on Tuesday ahead of Westminster's summer recess.
The Conservative Party wants MPs to have chosen the two candidates to replace him before the Commons finishes on Thursday - with the final vote set to take place on Wednesday.
Mr Tugendhat was eliminated after receiving 31 votes, down one from his performance in the second round last Thursday.
The other candidates placed in the same order as on Thursday, with Mr Sunak coming out on top having gained 14 votes for a total of 115.
Ms Mordaunt dropped one vote but held onto second place with 82 votes, while Ms Truss gained seven votes to bring her total up to 71.
Ms Badenoch placed fourth with 58 votes, up nine from the previous round.