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Thursday, 12 July, 2001, 17:57 GMT 18:57 UK
Who's backing whom?

Before the first round in the leadership contest on Tuesday afternoon, 126 of the 166 Conservative MPs declared their support for one of the five contenders.

A list of who backed whom is set out below.
First round re-match
Michael Portillo - 50 votes
Iain Duncan Smith - 42 votes
Ken Clarke - 39 votes
David Davis - 18 votes
Michael Ancram - 17 votes
Ken Clarke (19 declared supporters, including himself)

Ken Clarke, Tony Baldry, Alistair Burt, James Clappison, David Curry, Quentin Davies, John Greenway, John Gummer, Michael Jack, Robert Jackson, Boris Johnson, John Maples, Michael Mates, Anne McIntosh, Anthony Steen, Ian Taylor, Andrew Tyrie, Sir George Young, Robert Walter.

David Davis (16)

David Davis, Richard Bacon, John Baron, Simon Burns, Graham Brady, Derek Conway, Eric Forth, Roger Gale, Paul Goodman, Dominic Grieve, Greg Knight, David Maclean, Andrew Mitchell, James Paice, Peter Viggers, David Wilshire.

Iain Duncan Smith (30)

Iain Duncan Smith, Angela Browning, Jonathan Djanogly, Peter Duncan, Julian Brazier, William Cash, Christopher Chope, Michael Fallon, Mark Francois, John Hayes, Gerald Howarth, Andrew Hunter, Bernard Jenkin, Edward Leigh, Dr Julian Lewis, Patrick Mercer, Owen Paterson, Eric Pickles, Laurence Robertson, Andrew Rosindell, Andrew Selous, Richard Shepherd, Mark Simmonds, Desmond Swayne, Sir Peter Tapsell, Sir Teddy Taylor, Andrew Turner, Angela Watkinson, Bill Wiggin, Nicholas Winterton.

Michael Portillo (49)

Michael Portillo, Peter Ainsworth, Gregory Barker, John Bercow, John Butterfill, David Cameron, Stephen Dorrell, Alan Duncan, Nigel Evans, Michael Fabricant, Mark Field, Howard Flight, Adrian Flook,
First round votes
Michael Portillo - 49 votes
Iain Duncan Smith - 39 votes
Ken Clarke - 36 votes
David Davis - 21 votes
Michael Ancram - 21 votes
Dr Liam Fox, Edward Garnier, Nick Gibb, Cheryl Gillan, Chris Grayling, Damian Green, Philip Hammond, Nick Hawkins, David Heathcoat-Amory, Mark Hoban, Robert Key, Julie Kirkbride, Oliver Letwin, David Lidington, Peter Lilley, Timothy Loughton, Andrew Mackay, Francis Maude, Theresa May, Archie Norman, Richard Ottaway, George Osborne, Mark Prisk, Andrew Robathan, Hugh Robertson, David Ruffley, Keith Simpson, Nicholas Soames, Richard Spring, Gary Streeter, Hugo Swire, Robert Syms, Nigel Waterson, David Willetts, John Wilkinson, Tim Yeo.


Michael Ancram (12) has now been eliminated from the contest.

Now these MPs, his supporters, must now decide how to transfer their support for the next ballot. Michael Ancram, Crispin Blunt, Peter Bottomley, Tim Collins, Charles Hendry, Stephen O'Brien, Jonathan Sayeed, Tim Boswell, Eleanor Laing, Malcolm Moss, John Taylor, Ann Widdecombe.

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