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Conservative party members will now have the final say on who becomes the next Tory leader and the country's Prime Minister.

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will campaign for the backing of the membership with an eventual winner declared in September.

The final standing in the race to be Tory leader. (58140920)
The final standing in the race to be Tory leader. (58140920)

Mr Sunak and Ms Truss were confirmed as the final two candidates after the latest round of voting by MPs on Wednesday saw Penny Mordaunt eliminated from the race.

The results were announced by 1922 Committee chairman Sir Graham Brady who also set a timescale for the membership vote.

Rishi Sunak is one of the final two. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA
Rishi Sunak is one of the final two. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Ms Mourdant, the Minster of State for Trade was knocked out with 105 votes, eight fewer than Ms Truss.

Mr Sunak led at every round of voting with MPs and in the final round secured 137 votes compared to Ms Truss's 113. Grantham MP Gareth Davies declared his support for Mr Sunak early in the contest.

Liz Truss is in the running to become UK Prime Minister. UK Parliament official portraits 2017 (58059631)
Liz Truss is in the running to become UK Prime Minister. UK Parliament official portraits 2017 (58059631)

The attention now switches to Conservative Party members who can vote for their favourite until September 2.

A result is expected on September 5.

Vote in our poll below which of the final two competitors you would like to see as the new Prime Minster.

Let us know what you think in the comments.



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