CHIPPENHAM MP Michelle Donelan is asking her constituents who they would like to become the Conservative Party’s next leader and a future Prime Minister.

Her preferred candidate, former Education Secretary and Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, was knocked out in the first round of the party ballot.

Now the local MP is asking people who they would prefer out of the candidates still left in today’s second ballot.

Miss Donelan is expected to switch her vote to one of the six candidates left in the ballot.

Westminster favourite Rishi Sunak, obtained 88 votes in the first round ballot.

His main leadership rivals are International Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, who scored 67 votes, and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss with 50 votes.

Former Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch with 40 votes, Tom Tugendhat with 37 votes and Attorney General Suella Braverman with 32 votes also made it through the first ballot.

The other two first round candidates, Jeremy Hunt and Nadhim Zahawi, were both eliminated after failing to achieve the 30 votes needed to go through to the second round.

However, a shock YouGov poll of Tory Party activists has revealed that Penny Mordaunt and Liz Truss would both beat Rishi Sunak in a final head-to-head ballot of members to become PM.