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Tory leader race enters round two

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>> The number of spoiled papers was zero.>> Round two in what's now a three-way battle to become Britain's next Prime Minister. Conservative MPs to vote again on Thursday to decide which two candidates to put before party members in September. Home Secretary, Theresa May the frontrunner.>> Brexit means Brexit.
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>> A senior MP caught on camera earlier this week, describing her as quote, bloody difficult, but not as difficult as Margaret Thatcher. As the longest serving Home Secretary in 100 years, May is the most experienced candidate according to Reuters UK correspondent Kylie MacLellan.>> She has pitched herself as a unity candidate although she campaigned for Remain ahead of the EU referendum.
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She's got a leading Brexiteer as her campaign manager and she has won the support of MPs from both sides. That said, some feel that it should be a Brexiteer who is the next Prime Minister.>> Rival Michael Gove, still in contention. According to reports, his campaign manager sent text messages to MPs supporting May on Wednesday urging them to back him in a bid to knockout Andrea Leadsom.
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>> Gove's surprise announcement last week, that he would be running, when he had been expected to back former London Mayor Boris Johnson, has been seen by many MPs as kind of having stabbed a close friend and ally in the back.>> Leading Brexiteer, Andrea Leadsom, forced to publish a revised CV on Wednesday.
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Some claiming she'd exaggerated her roles in the city in her pitch for PM.>> The result is final.>> The result due around 4 PM on Thursday. After that, the final two will need to convince 150,000 Conservative Party members. The country's fate could rest on the choice of this very small electorate.
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>> Leave the European union