FILE PHOTO: Britain's former Brexit Minister Dominic Raab speaks at the launch of his campaign for the Conservative Party leadership, in London, Britain June 10, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) – Dominic Raab, a candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, said on Monday he was “quietly confident” of going through to the next round of a Conservative Party leadership contest.

Speaking to journalists at a hustings in Westminster which frontrunner Boris Johnson declined to attend, Raab voiced optimism that he could make it through the second round of voting by Conservative lawmakers which is due to take place on Tuesday.

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper

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