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Tory Leadership and PM Candidates – ten go forward in the race

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Tory Leadership and PM Candidates.  There are ten.  Watch the names being read out.

The names of candidates to officially enter the Conservative leadership race were announced by Dame Cheryl Gillan.

They needed to have 8 backers to make it to the first stage of the race.

Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock and Michael Gove – who launched their campaigns ahead of the nomination deadline – are on the final list.

Conservative MPs will now take part in a series of votes to whittle the candidates down to the final two.

The two MPs will then face the wider Tory membership to decide on the next leader of their party, and the country.

Vice chairman of the party’s backbench 1922 committee Dame Cheryl Gillan announced the list.

Who would you choose to go through?  Do you . have a favourite?  Let us know.

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