Rory Stewart was knocked out in the next round of voting with only 27 votes. He received 10 votes lesser than the last time. And even after his loss, he tweeted that how the process inspired him and restored his faith in politics.
He tweeted- “I am so moved and inspired by the support I have received over the last few weeks- It has given me a new faith in politics, a new belief in our country. I didn’t get enough MPs to believe today-but they will. I remain deeply committed to you and to this country. #Rorywalkson“
Rory Stewart started as an outsider in the race but soon gained supporters because of his unique campaigning techniques. He toured the country and went for pop-up meetings. The meetings were recorded and shared on social media. He drew large crowds and won backing of many ministers.
During his campaign he accused his competitors of lacking realism and making fake promises. After his loss, he admitted his own performance to be weak. He pointed out, how his rivals were encouraging tactical voting to knock other contenders out.
One of the supporters and colleagues of Mr Stewart expressed his disappointment with the result. He expressed how Mr Stewart was a victim of “thieving, mendacious, lying colleagues” who switched sides.
In this round, Boris Johnson scored the highest number of votes, 143. Then he was followed by Jeremy Hunt, 54, and in the third place was Michael Gove, 51 and in the fourth there was Sajid Javid who scored 38.
He has warned his competitor Boris Johnson on the Brexit. He said – “My conclusion is that you don’t unify a family by pretending to agree when you disagree. You unify through honesty and trust.”
Sajid Javid, tweeted after Rory Stewart left the race for the next British Prime Minister. He tweeted- “Thank you @RoryStewartUK for the positive impact you have has on this campaign. You’ve injected it with real humility, authenticity and pragmatism. Like many I look forward to seeing the contribution you will make to our party and the country in the future.”