South Staffordshire MP Mr Williamson, who is one of the key figures in Mr Johnson's campaign for Number 10, told the E&S: "It's not true that he is in hiding".
After Thursday's result was announced, Hunt tweeted: "The stakes have rarely been higher for our country". I think they risk doing terminal damage to trust in politics. To get 114 is fantastic.
However, Johnson is now likely to come under sustained personal attack from the other candidates, given his well-documented gaffe-prone tenure as foreign minister.
Mr Johnson's spokesman has said his client is "in discussions" with broadcasters.
"When you look at those who have been knocked-out, their support will probably come over to Boris".
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He said, various subjects pertaining to India-Russia relations were discussed during the meeting. This is Mr Modi's first multi-lateral summit after his re-election as the Prime Minister.
Hunt said this was the 16th time he had been on the Today programme in the past year, while Johnson had only appeared once, and that the 2019 contest could amount to "a coronation without a huge amount of scrutiny", as in 2016 when Theresa May became leader.
Andrea Leadsom, Esther McVey and Mark Harper didn't receive enough votes to progress and were eliminated from the contest. Jeremy Hunt, the current foreign secretary, came second with 43 votes in a field of almost a dozen hopefuls. Mr Hancock would have dropped out of the race had he polled less than 17 votes.
"This campaign is just getting started, and we've got a good base to build on", he said.
Asked if the revelations about Mr Gove had dented his appeal, Mr Duguid said: "I would be lying if I said it has not had an effect, but not as much as the press would like it to have done". Most of the electorate will put a cross in the box and have the envelope in the post before they've even heard from either of the final two candidates.
The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers in the lower House of Commons.
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The plane has been its iconic "luminous ultramarine" blue and white since it was designed in part by Kennedy Onassis in 1962. You can never become Jackie, Melania. "She's carrying sneakers for when we get off", he explained.
Javid said that he would be happy to serve under any other leadership candidate, including Boris Johnson, who he labelled "yesterday's news" at his campaign launch yesterday.
Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab, who received 27 votes, said: "I'm proud and honoured to have the support of so many brilliant colleagues today".
"We can't risk going with someone who feels like the short-term, comfort-zone choice", the interior minister said, recounting his story of growing up in Britain as the son of Pakistani immigrants.
"Keeping it in context, he was only three votes behind the home secretary". When only two names remain, a ballot to decide the next leader of the governing Conservatives will be held among the party's around 160,000 members across the country.
Cheryl Gillan said there were no spoiled ballots or rejected votes.
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Before they were deleted, Brown allegedly told Karrueche to style her boyfriend, urging him to cop some new clothes. "NOT HATE. He just need some game spirit".
Conservative legislators will hold further elimination rounds of votes next week until two contenders remain.