October 18, 2005


Clarke knocked out of Tory race (BBC, 10/18/05)

Ex-chancellor Ken Clarke has been knocked out of the race to become the next leader of the Conservative Party.

The self-styled "big beast" came fourth in the poll of Tory MPs, gaining 38 of the 198 available votes.

Of his rivals, David Davis came top with 62 votes, followed by David Cameron on 56 and Liam Fox on 42.

The three remaining candidates go through to another vote by Tory MPs on Thursday. That will select the two who go to a ballot of all party members.

Apparently even they aren't that Stupid a Party?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 18, 2005 12:58 PM
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