| 12.1°C Belfast

Video: Conservative leadership - Theresa May takes the lead in the first round


Theresa May emerges as the frontrunner to succeed David Cameron after securing the votes of half of all Conservative MPs in the first round.

The Home Secretary received 165 votes in the first round of the Tory leadership contest, with former defence secretary Liam Fox eliminated after winning the support of just 16 MPs and Mr Crabb dropping out after finishing fourth on 34.

Most Watched Videos