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  Top Tory MP faces leadership vote
Updated 28 October 2003, 14.37
Iain Duncan Smith has to fight to stay as leader
The leader of the Conservative Party, Iain Duncan Smith, is going to have to fight to stay in charge of the party.

A vote of confidence in the Tory Party leader has been called, and he will now have to win a vote of the other Conservative MPs to stay in charge.

If more than 50% of them think he should stay in charge then Duncan Smith stays as leader, if not, a new leader will be chosen in a later vote.

The vote is happening because 25 Tory MPs have written to say they want one.

If Duncan Smith loses the vote of confidence, to be held on Wednesday, there would then be another vote to decide who would replace him.

It's quite a complicated system, but Duncan Smith couldn't stand in that fresh vote, so the Conservative Party would have a new leader.

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