Tory leadership: result due in fourth round of contest – live news
Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including the last two rounds of voting by MPs in the Tory leadership contest and the choice of the final two candidates for next PM
We are about to get the results of the fourth Tory leadership ballot.
This is the first time since the Conservative party started balloting MPs on who should be leader in 1965 that voting amongst MPs has gone through to a fourth round. For those of you interested, this Commons library note (pdf) has all the previous Tory leadership election results, plus a history of how the rules have changed.
Rory Stewart, the international development secretary who was knocked out of the Tory leadership contest yesterday, refused to say who he voted for this morning.
He got 27 votes yesterday, all available for other candidates today.