Under the new 1922 Committee rules five candidates do not meet the threshold and will not qualify… yet. They have until Monday…
UPDATE: Official Statement:
Following meetings of the 1922 Executive Committee and the Conservative Party Board today, the rules on how the Conservative Party leadership contest will proceed have been agreed.
After the Prime Minister formally steps down as Leader of the Conservative & Unionist Party, the process to elect a new Leader will begin. The Rt Hon Theresa May MP will remain Acting Leader of the party until a successor is appointed.
The Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP and Charles Walker OBE MP will act as returning officers for the election.
Once the parliamentary process is completed, CCHQ will assume responsibility for the administration of hustings and the vote of the Conservative Party membership. This stage of the process will be completed in the week beginning Monday 22nd July, with the first membership hustings planned for the 22nd June. Further details will be published in due course.