Michael Gove is eliminated from the UK prime minister contest

Michael Gove is eliminated from the UK prime minister contest

The battle for UK prime minister has been whittled down to two female candidates as Michael Gove (pictured) is eliminated from the contest.

The second MP’s ballot ended with home secretary Theresa May (pictured) on 199 votes, followed by energy minister Andrea Leadsom on 84 leaving Michael Gove the odd one out with 46 votes.

Michael Gove is eliminated from the UK prime minister contest

Conservative members will now decide the winning candidate with the result expected on September 9.

The next Prime Minister will be the UK’s second ever female to take the position.


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