Conservative leadership: Twitter reacts to Channel 4 debates

A combination of pictures created in London on June 14, 2019 shows the six contenders left in the race for leader of the Conservative party (top L-R) Britain's Environment, Food and Rural...

Five tweets about each Tory leadership candidate, including the absent Boris Johnson.

Five of the six remaining Conservative leadership candidates took part in a televised debate on Channel 4 on Sunday night.

Michael Gove, Jeremy Hunt, Sajid Javid, Dominic Raab and Rory Stewart all fielded questions from members of the audience on various policies, including Brexit.

However, Boris Johnson declined the chance to take part in the debates. The Tory leadership frontrunner was not present as Krishnan Guru-Murthy hosted the Channel 4 debate.

The show lasted an hour-and-a-half as the candidates were grilled on various matters. But how did each candidate fare? We take a look at five tweets each discussing each candidate's respective performance on the televised debates.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, leaves after a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street on June 11, 2019 in London, England. Since Theresa May...

Jeremy Hunt

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt leaves 10 Downing Street after the weekly Cabinet meeting on 11 June, 2019 in London, England.

Sajid Javid

Conservative Party leadership contender Sajid Javid leaves his London home on June 17, 2019 in London, England. Javid took part in a televised debate yesterday, which saw him join Michael...

Boris Johnson (absent)

Conservative leadership front runner Boris Johnson leaves his home on June 17, 2019 in London, England.

Dominic Raab

Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab passes anti-Brexit posters as he walks through Westminster on June 17, 2019 in London, England. Raab is currently one of six politicians competing to...

Rory Stewart

Rory Stewart OBE MP, Secretary of State for International Development formally launches his bid to become the new leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom...

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