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Pressure still on foreign secretary in leadership race as she gains just seven new backers in latest round
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Supporters of Liz Truss have said her key rival, Penny Mordaunt, has “topped out” of backers, as the foreign secretary gained ground in the fight for second place in the Conservative leadership contest.
Mordaunt lost a vote in the latest ballot of Tory MPs’ – a key sign her campaign had stalled after a weekend of bruising attacks – but remained behind frontrunner Rishi Sunak.
Continue reading… July 19, 2022 at 01:40AM Jessica Elgot, Aubrey Allegretti and Peter Walker