May 165, Leadsom 66, Gove 48, Crabb 34, Fox 16. Fox eliminated in British Tory leadership race.

The first round results are out in the British Conservative governing party leadership race to succeed David Cameron. Theresa May is the big winner with 165 first round votes Andrea Leadsom a distant second with 66 votes followed by Michael Gove with 48, Stephen Crabb with 34 and now eliminated Liam Fox with 16.It looks quite likely that the two finalists are going to be May and Leadsom who will then face off in a vote of the party membership. May voted to Remain while Leadsom was an advocate of the Brexit Leave position.Two rounds remain. One on Thursday and a final one to determine the pair who fill face the party membership next Tuesday.

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About haroldchorneyeconomist

I am Professor of political economy at Concordia university in Montréal, Québec, Canada. I received my B.A.Hons (econ.&poli sci) from the University of Manitoba. I also completed my M.A. degree in economics there. Went on to spend two years at the London School of Economics as a Ph.D. student in economics and then completed my Ph.D. in political economy at the University of Toronto. Was named a John W.Dafoe fellow, a CMHC fellow and a Canada Council fellow. I also was named a Woodrow Wilson fellow in 1968 after completing my first class honours undergraduate degree. Worked as an economist in the area of education, labour economics and as the senior economist with the Manitoba Housing and Renewal Corporation for the Government of Manitoba from 1972 to 1978. I also have worked as an economic consultant for MDT socio-economic consultants and have been consulted on urban planning, health policy, linguistic duality and public sector finance questions by the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan,the cities of Regina and Saskatoon, Ontario and the Federal government of Canada. I have also been consulted by senior leaders of the British Labour party, MPs from the Progressive Conservative party, the Liberal party and the New Democrats on economic policy questions. Members of the Government of France under the Presidency of Francois Mitterand discussed my work on public sector deficits. I have also run for elected office at the municipal level. I first began to write about quantitative easing as a useful policy option during the early 1980s.
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