“It’s develop into apparent to me you solely get one large shot at this, and I had mine in 2019,” Hunt mentioned after the consequence.
Nadhim Zahawi, who has been chancellor for one week after he changed Sunak after which advised Johnson to stop the following day, was additionally knocked out within the first spherical of voting after a disastrous week during which he struggled to clarify his private monetary preparations.
He managed simply 25 votes.
“Clearly my half within the contest has now ended,” he mentioned in a press release.
“I don’t intend to make any additional intervention, however I want all of the candidates within the management contest the easiest of luck.”
That leaves 43 votes up for grabs within the second spherical of voting on Thursday, London time.
Hunt and Zahawi have been the one two candidates aged over 50 and their departure means the following prime minister shall be of their forties. Opposition Chief Keir Starmer is 59.
Talking at one in every of his final prime minister’s questions, Johnson advised Starmer that any of the candidates to exchange him would “wipe the ground with Captain Crasheroony Snoozefest.”
The candidates with the longest time in parliament – 12 years – are Truss and Mordaunt, who have been each elected in 2010.
Sunak and Braverman have been elected in 2015, whereas Badenoch and Tugendhat have been elected in 2017.
Braverman mentioned she was “happy” to be by way of to the following spherical.
William Pitt the Youthful stays the youngest prime minister of Nice Britain, taking workplace in 1783 on the age of 24.
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