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UK leadership election starts on Thursday

Promises by 10 candidates who have crossed first hurdle to become next PM are aimed at Tory activist voters

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Former foreign secretary Boris Johnson, already with 59 MPs supporting him and with the bookies giving him odds of just 4-7, is the overwhelming favourite to be one of the final two candidates and next prime minister.


TEN Tory candidates - out of an original list of 13 hopefuls - have passed the first hurdle to become Britain's next prime minister.

Each has the support of a minimum of eight MPs representing a Conservative party with a minority government. In a series of votes starting on...

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