Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson. Photo: EPA

Boris Johnson takes strong lead in race to become next UK leader

  • The former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers in the lower House of Commons
  • Mark Harper, Esther McVey, and Andrea Leadsom – who came in second in the last leadership race in 2016 – were all knocked out
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Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson. Photo: EPA
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