Euro sceptic wins UK Conservative vote

UK - Iain Duncan Smith has been elected leader of the Conservative Party. He has beaten off the challenge of former cabinet minister Ken Clarke after a fiercely fought and at times bitterly divisive three month battle.

Mr Duncan Smith received 155,933 votes, or 61%, with Mr Clarke getting the support of 100,864 members, or 39%.

In a short statement the victor said: "It's a great honour that this party and its members have bestowed on me.

"They have placed their trust in me, to have elected me