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Ballot papers for Tory leadership vote postponed due to security concerns | conservative leadership

Delivery of ballot papers for conservative members vote for in next prime minister has been postponed for security reasons.

Voting postal packets were to be sent out As of Monday, some 160,000 Tory members must choose between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak.

However, members were informed that the ballots would be arrive later than planned and arrive no later than 11 August. Email on Tuesday night said, “Now your ballot on in way – but will arrive with you’re a little later than we originally said.

“Please don’t worry. It’s because we spent some time on add some extra security for our voting process which delayed us a little.”

announcement of must compete for leadership place on September 5, which is expected remain the same, despite the delay.

decision delay shipment out of in ballots follows the advice of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCSC), part of UK GCHQ listening post.

An NCSC spokesman said: “Protecting the democratic and electoral process in the UK is a priority. for NCSC and we work close with to all parliamentary political parties, local authorities and deputies to provide advice on cyber security and support.

“As one would expect from the British national cybersecurity body, we gave advice to a conservative party on security considerations for online leadership vote.

government The communications headquarters, known as GCHQ, apparently warned of security risk in what kind of hackers could change the opinion of members of the conservative ballots, according to the Daily Telegraph. first informed story.

Email to a conservator party Member States, they will have option to vote on post or online, with codes that must be deactivated after vote was received for last option to reduce “risk of fraud”.

it adds: “TO vote online just enter unique one-use codes printed on your ballot and fill out in security questions. Once used, your codes become invalid and you won’t be able to re-enter the site.

“If you decide vote on post … after receiving the ballots, we will deactivate your online codes”.

Sunak Trails Farm in Tori membership polls, and while some recent polls have shown the gap is closing, a YouGov poll for time on Tuesday gave foreign secretary 60% support with in former chancellor on 26%.

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