Second Round Results

The results of the second round of voting have been released at 3pm on 14 July 2022.

The voting results are

  • Rishi Sunak – 101 votes
  • Penny Mordaunt – 83 votes
  • Liz Truss – 64 votes
  • Kemi Badenoch – 49 votes
  • Tom Tugendhat – 32 votes
  • Suella Braverman – 27 votes

Suella Braverman has been eliminated.

Penny Mordaunt MP

Penny Mordaunt Favourite with Party Members

With nominations now in, Penny Mordaunt leads the field among Conservative members

Pairing off the candidates in head to head contests – as will happen at the final members’ vote – shows Mordaunt beating all comers.

Her closest competitor is Liz Truss, who she nevertheless convincingly beats by 55% to 37%. She likewise firmly sees off Kemi Badenoch by 59% to 30%, and Rishi Sunak by 67% to 28%.

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Eliminated in First Round

Candidates needed at least 30 MPs to support them to progress to a second round – neither Jeremy Hunt nor Nadhim Zahawi managed this.

  • Nadhim Zahawi 25 Votes
  • Jeremy Hunt 18 Votes

First Round Results

Results are in from the first round of voting.

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak has secured the most votes from Tory MPs after the first round of voting.

The remaining candidates left in the leadership contest are:

  • Rishi Sunak – 88 votes
  • Penny Mordaunt – 67 votes
  • Liz Truss – 50 votes
  • Kemi Badenoch – 40 votes
  • Tom Tugendhat – 37 votes
  • Suella Braverman – 32 votes

Eliminated: Nadhim Zahawi and Jeremy Hunt

Also Rans

The following MPs announced that they would seek the leadership of the Conservative Party but subsequently did not stand, or withdrew from the race, due to insufficient support or other reasons:


Nominations will open and close on Tuesday 12 July, followed by a vote by MPs on Wednesday and a second on Thursday to whittle down the contenders to the final two – before the vote opens up to the membership and hustings begin. 

Hopefuls will need to get at least 30 votes to make it into the second round. 

Round 1 – the Candidates

8 initial candidates
8 initial candidates

The eight candidates taking part in the contest are: Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, current Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, Tom Tugendhat, Jeremy Hunt, Penny Mordaunt, Suella Braverman and Kemi Badenoch.

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Tory leadership timetable (Mark Hall / NationalWorld)
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