Conservative Leadership Contest – After Round 3

  • Rishi beat our expectations, gaining 14 votes, suggesting the party hustings and TV debates have cemented his perception as the grown up in the room.
  • Everyone else underperformed:
    • Truss will be disappointed she only gained 7 votes, particularly with alleged ideological bedfellow Suella Braverman's 27 votes up for grabs
    • Badenoch will be disappointed she only closed the gap with Truss by 1 vote
    • Mordaunt will be disappointed she lost one vote
  • Equally, those three will cling to signs of underlying support:
    • Truss is . . .

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