Health Secretary Matt Hancock withdraws from Tory leadership race, he has revealed
The health secretary stood aside amid rumours he is planning on joining forces with another candidate to challenge front-runner Boris Johnson.
Mr Hancock, 40, won just 20 backers on Thursday as Tory MPs started to vote on their favoured candidates.
Candidates need 33 votes to get passed the next round.
Mr Johnson secured 114 votes from Tory MPs, more than a third of the Parliamentary party.
His tally was more than his three closest rivals – Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove and Dominic Raab – combined, suggesting Mr Johnson’s bid to finally reach Number 10 may now be unstoppable.
more recommended stories
Cooking oil shortages hit U.K. as war in Ukraine continues
Supermarket shoppers are preparing for limited.
British entrepreneur and YouTube star Jamal Edwards dies aged 31
The founder of SBTV, British entrepreneur.
The Queen has tested positive for coronavirus
The Queen has tested positive for.
Long-awaited British ‘partygate’ report handed to Prime minister Johnson’s office
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has.
UK Covid case numbers hit all time high at more than 189,000
There was another 189, 213 lab-confirmed Covid-19.
Omicron, Covid cases in the UK continue to rise
The UK has reported more than.
Boris Johnson says there will be no new Covid rules before Christmas
Boris Johnson has confirmed no new Covid restrictions will.
Passengers condemn United Kingdom’s travel rules targeting Africa
In an attempt to prevent a.