James Forsyth

Second round result, Widdecombe out

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Update: The candidates in third, fourth and fifth have withdrawn. So, it is now a straight Bercow Young contest. Bercow probably benefits more from it becoming a one on one fight now rather than after another round or two.

Courtesy of Andrew Sparrow, the result of the second round of voting:

Bercow: 221

Young: 174

Beckett: 70

Haselhurst: 57

Beith: 46

Widdecombe: 30

So, Widdecombe is eliminated.

Written byJames Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

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