The next phase of the contest to elect a new Conservative leader for Britain has begun amid claims that tactical voting prevented Michael Gove reaching the final two.
Boris Johnson’s team has denied such tactics, but it was suggested that some Members of Parliament switched votes to end Mr Gove’s campaign.
Thursday’s vote put Mr Johnson and Jeremy Hunt top in the race and they will now go head-to-head to become Prime Minister.
Mr Hunt promised Mr Johnson “the fight of his life” in the coming weeks.
Mr Johnson’s place in the final two had been widely expected as he had been the front-runner in all four previous ballots of Conservative MPs.