UK prime minister pool cut to 4, Johnson firstChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 19, 2019
The contest to become Britain's next prime minister is down to four candidates, with Boris Johnson building on his lead in a Conservative Party vote.
Britain Boris Johnson gained 143 of 313 votes cast by Conservative lawmakers
He's being chased by Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
International Development Secretary Rory Stewart, a longshot candidate who energized the race, received the fewest votes and drops out.
Two more votes are scheduled for Thursday to whittle the field down to two. The final two contenders will go to a by-mail ballot of all 160,000 Conservative Party members nationwide. ■