Conservative leadership contender Boris Johnson. Photo: AFP

Boris Johnson tops Tory leader vote in race to be Britain’s next prime minister

  • Boris Johnson, a former foreign minister and ex-mayor of London, took 157 of the votes cast by 313 Conservative lawmakers in their fourth round of voting
  • Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt came next, with 61 and 59 votes, respectively
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Conservative MP and leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London. Photo: AP

Brexit crisis: backers of UK PM contender Boris Johnson are war-gaming an early election

  • Britain’s ruling Conservative Party is struggling to pass its Brexit laws in parliament, where it lacks an overall majority
  • Boris Johnson insists Britain must leave on the twice-delayed October 31 exit date
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Conservative MP and leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London. Photo: AP
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