Boris Johnson charges towards Number 10 as Dominic Raab is knocked out of Tory leadership race

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Boris Johnson stormed to victory in the second round of voting of the Conservative Party leadership elections (PA Images)

Boris Johnson has hurtled closer to becoming Britain’s next Prime Minister after winning the second round of voting in the Conservative Party leadership contest by a considerable margin.

Mr Johnson’s seemingly inexorable journey to victory saw him win 126 votes from Tory MPs.

Dominic Raab was knocked out of the competition after failing to secure the 33 votes required to proceed to the next round.

Dominic Raab was knocked out of the competition after failing to reach the required threshold (PA Images)

 

Rory Stewart, who began the race as a clear outsider, made it through after almost doubling his share of the vote.

Sajid Javid just made it past the second round after winning the minimum number of votes required.

Mr Johnson increased his share of the vote from 114 in the first round.

As he pulls further out in front, the real contest is now over who will join him in the final two.

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