Thinking For The Individual

Formerly known as 'Thinking For The People', this site offers some reflections on the state of British society and her people from the perspective of a libertarian Conservative with a passionate belief in the pillars of freedom and responsibility.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Exit Clarke

The first round of voting for the election of the next Conservative leader has been concluded, and the result is as follows:

David Davis............62
David Cameron.......56
Liam Fox................42
Kenneth Clarke.......38

This means Kenneth Clarke is out of the race. Four pledged Davis supporters deserted their man, as I suggested may happen in a comment on the Conservative Home blog several days ago. And both Liam Fox and David Cameron take a significant number of votes from those MPs who have not pledged their support to any candidate. But until Thursday, the politicking and manoeuvring will go on as the three remaining candidates each seek to cement their place amongst the final two.


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