The UK’s Home Secretary Theresa May has come out on top in the Conservative Party leadership contest, with 199 votes. Her victory was predicted in polls ahead of the second-round ballot.
Delighted to have voted for @TheresaMay2016 in today's ballot. She's strong, brave and resilient - all qualities we need at this time.— Oliver Colvile MP (@olivercolvile) July 7, 2016
But for the other two candidates, it was less of a race than a fight for survival. Junior Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom emerged in second place, with 84 votes, meaning the UK’s next prime minister will be female, for only the second time in history.