LONDON, Oct. 18 (UPI) --
British Conservatives Tuesday rejected former Chancellor Ken Clarke as their next leader, placing him last among the four candidates.
The remaining candidates -- David Davis, David Cameron and Liam Fox -- will face another ballot Thursday to whittle the field to two before a final vote.
"I think it sends a message that they (Tories) are looking for a younger leader probably, but I don't think my age was remarkably relevant," Clarke said of his ouster, his third loss since 1997.
Ex-minister Edwina Currie said she expects the vote to end of Clarke's political career, the BBC said.
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