Rory Stewart prime amongst Normal on-line readers
We have had a ballot operating for readers for the reason that 10 nominees have been declared and there are some attention-grabbing outcomes.
Rory Stewart has comfortably come prime, with 42 per cent, with Boris Johnson in second on 27 per cent and Jeremy Hunt in third with 8.6 per cent.
The order then runs Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab, Michael Gove, Andrea Leadsom, Esther McVey, Matt Hancock and Mark Harper.
If we then do our very rudimentary arithmetic and apply the identical ratio that will probably be used to remove candidates within the first spherical this afternoon (fewer than 17 votes from Conservative MPs), solely Messrs Stewart, Johnson and Hunt would progress to the second spherical.