Combo group of ten file photos showing the contenders in the Conservative Party leadership race, with top row from left, Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Jeremy Hunt, Rory Stewart, Mark Harper, and bottom row from left, Esther McVey, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid.  The official list of ten contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, for the office of Leader of Britain's Conservative Party was released Monday June 10, 2019. (PA via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the race among British Conservatives to replace Prime Minister Theresa May (all times local):

1:10 p.m.

Boris Johnson has secured the most support in the first round of votes in Britain's Conservative Party leadership race, while three other candidates have been eliminated.

Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, got 114 votes in the secret ballot among more than 300 Conservative lawmakers. Three failed to meet the threshold of 17 votes needed to stay in the race.

Seven contenders remain in the contest to succeed Theresa May as party leader and prime minister.

Further elimination votes will be held next week, with the final two contenders put to a vote of 160,000 Conservative Party members across the country. The result is expected in late July.

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10:20 a.m.

Britain's Conservative Party is holding the first round of knockout voting in the race to replace Prime Minister Theresa May.

The 313 Conservative lawmakers will vote Thursday by secret ballot. There are currently 10 contenders to be the next party leader, who will also become prime minister.

The candidate with the fewest votes — and any who don't get at least 17 — will drop out. Further rounds of votes will be held next week until just two candidates remain. The winner will then be decided by a vote of all 160,000 Conservative Party members across the country.

Boris Johnson, a former foreign secretary, is the front-runner, with declared support from about 80 colleagues. Environment Secretary Michael Gove and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt are among those aiming to catch him.

British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Thursday, June 13, 2019. Boris Johnson, who ran London as mayor for eight years until 2016 and then became Britain's foreign secretary until his resignation last summer, is a confident if erratic Conservative Party star with a simple message: I'll sort out Brexit. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
Britain's Environment Secretary Michael Gove launches his leadership campaign for the Conservative Party in London, Monday June 10, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down Friday as Conservative Party leader after failing to secure Parliament's backing for her European Union withdrawal deal. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt launches his leadership campaign for the Conservative Party in London, Monday June 10, 2019. British Prime Minister Theresa May stepped down Friday as Conservative Party leader after failing to secure Parliament's backing for her European Union withdrawal deal. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Conservative leadership contender and Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivers a speech to launch his campaign to become the next Conservative prime minister, in London, Wednesday, June 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Conservative Party leadership contender Andrea Leadsom arrives to launch her campaign, in London, Tuesday June 11, 2019. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Conservative leadership hopeful Esther McVey gestures as she arrives for a Bruges Group meeting to discuss Brexit in London, Monday, June 10, 2019.  Britain is set to get a new prime minister, but only members of the Conservative Party have a say in the decision. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. (David Mirzoeff/PA via AP)
Britain's Conservative MP Rory Stewart launches his campaign to become leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party and Prime Minister at the Underbelly Festival on the south bank of the River Thames, central London. Tuesday June 11, 2019. A longshot candidate, International Development Secretary Stewart has seen his profile soar with a savvy campaign that saw him travelling the country talking to voters, and producing endearingly amateurish social media videos. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
Mark Harper launches his campaign to become leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party during a media conference at the Institute for Mechanical Engineers in central London, Tuesday June 11, 2019.  Harper is a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)
Matt Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care gestures as he arrives at 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  Hancock is a candidate to replace Prime Minister Theresa May as leader of the Conservative Party. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab launches his campaign to become leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party and Prime Minister, in London, Monday, June 10, 2019. Britain is set to get a new prime minister, but only members of the Conservative Party have a say in the decision. The Conservatives are holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)