Conservative Party Leadership Result


William Hague becomes Leader

Third Round

Ken Clarke70
William Hague92
One abstention and one spoiled paper.

In the survey of Constituency Chairmen in England, Scotland, and Wales the result was:

Ken Clarke389
William Hague260

Second Round

Ken Clarke64
William Hague62
John Redwood38


83 votes needed to win.

The third ballot will be on Thursday 19th June. It will be a run-off between Clarke and Hague.

In the survey of opinion among Constituency Chairmen, the result was:

Ken Clarke374
William Hague308
John Redwood47

First Round

Ken Clarke49
William Hague41
Michael Howard23
Peter Lilley24
John Redwood27

83 votes +15% margin needed to win.

Survey of Party Officers

CandidateConstituencies
England & Wales
Constituencies
Scotland
MEPsPeersNational Union Exec.
& Euro Chairmen
TOTAL
Clarke269531717792608
Hague1781004545278
Howard100010626
Lilley2020372584
Redwood2500131149

The second ballot: Tuesday 17th June.


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Last Modified: 22 Oct 12