BALLOTS are set to be counted for the Conservative leadership election today (Monday) as voting closes ahead of the winner being crowned tomorrow (Tuesday).
Party members have been voting to choose either former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson or current office holder Jeremy Hunt to succeed Theresa May as prime minister.
4 nations, 8000 miles, 16 regional hustings and hundreds of members’ events! Thank you everyone for your support throughout this contest!
With less than 100 hours until polls close, please vote for me to deliver Brexit by 31st October, unite our country and defeat Corbyn pic.twitter.com/YYkczINjBv
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 18, 2019
Johnson, who has run on a staunchly pro-Brexit platform, is widely expected to win the election. Members have until 6pm Spanish time to cast their votes.
It's been an incredible campaign, I've been visiting all parts of the country and seeing members everywhere make the #SwitchtoHunt.
— Jeremy Hunt (@Jeremy_Hunt) July 18, 2019
The winner will be announced tomorrow. May will then take her final session of Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday before resigning and advising the Queen to appoint the winner as her successor.