Published: Sat, June 22, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Police are called to flat Boris Johnson shares with Carrie Symonds

Police are called to flat Boris Johnson shares with Carrie Symonds

The warning comes soon after Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt were confirmed as the final two candidates in the Tory leadership race, with Conservative party members set to vote between the pair.

Johnson, who previously also served as foreign secretary, garnered the most support from Conservative MPs in their fifth and final round of voting, coming in at 160 votes.

The MPs will have one more secret vote on Thursday afternoon to whittle the candidates down to the final two.

The centre-right party's 160,000 grassroots members will now pick their new leader from the final two, who will then take over from Theresa May as prime minister in late July.

Whoever wins the competition to become the leader of the Conservatives, the party that is now in power, becomes by default the next prime minister of Britain as the country prepares to leave the European Union, or Brexit.

The victor is due to be announced in late July, and will replace Theresa May as party leader and prime minister.

Brexit has been delayed twice already and both Hunt and Johnson say Britain should leave the bloc on the current deadline date of Oct 31 - even if it means walking away with no deal.

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The LBC presenter finished: "Boris Johnson, congratulations you scored zero".

"In politics surprises happen as they did today", he said.

"I look forward to getting out across the United Kingdom and to set out my plan to deliver Brexit, unite our country, and create a brighter future for all of us".

A recording heard by the Guardian of last night's incident reveals Ms Symonds shouting at Mr Johnson to get off her laptop before saying: 'You just don't care for anything because you're spoilt. Mr Hunt received 77 votes and Mr Gove was knocked out of the contest after receiving the fewest with 75. He began his career at a management consultancy in the City of London but dropped out after a week.

In 2016, he became one of the most recognizable faces of the Brexit campaign which won the referendum with 52% of the votes cast versus 48% for staying in.

Allies of Mr Hunt urged MPs not to risk the "personal psychodrama" of a run-off involving the Environment Secretary and his rival Mr Johnson.

"Thousands of jobs in the West Midlands depends on having a wise prime minister making sensible calls as to how we leave the European Union promptly, but also in a way that does not harm business".

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