Suffolk's reaction to Tory ballot

CONSERVATIVE members across Britain will have to choose between David Cameron and David Davis in the election for a new leader over the next six weeks.

CONSERVATIVE members across Britain will have to choose between David Cameron and David Davis in the election for a new leader over the next six weeks.

Mr Cameron topped the poll today with 90 votes, winning almost all the 38 votes that went to Ken Clarke in the first round before he was eliminated on Tuesday.

He will fight Mr Davis who got 57 votes and Dr Liam Fox was eliminated from the contest with 51 votes from Tory MPs.

Suffolk MPs John Gummer and Tim Yeo had both backed Mr Clarke in the first vote, and although neither had publicly declared for Mr Cameron, both are thought to have voted for the Old Etonian in today's ballot.

For details and reaction from Suffolk Tories, see Friday's Evening Star.