So there were only three of them. When Conservative MPs voted again on who would be the new leader of the Conservative Party, former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak received the most votes, 118.
Deputy Commerce Secretary Penny Mordaunt received 92 votes and Secretary of State Liz Truss received 86 votes. Kimi Badenouch, the former deputy minister of gender equality, received 59 votes, thus losing the battle for the party leadership position, according to the BBC.
New vote on Wednesday
The three remaining candidates will face a fresh vote on Wednesday when MPs choose the two that will decide the party’s leadership.
Candidates need at least 119 MPs to advance into the next round of voting, indicating that Snack is likely to secure a nomination.
Who will ultimately be elected party leader over the summer will be decided by mail vote of more than 160,000 Conservative Party members. The result will be announced on September 5th.
Interview in a televised debate
The BBC will hold a televised debate between the remaining candidates on Monday.
A television debate on Sky News on Tuesday was canceled after both former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Secretary of State Liz Truss declined to participate. This is after high-ranking members of the party expressed concerns that it could be harmful to the party if the differences were discussed publicly.