Rishi Sunaka campaign for Tory leadership dealt another blow last the night Tom Tugendhat supported Liz Truss.
Chairman of foreign affairs elected Committee, writing in Timesaid that Truss was the only candidate willing to become prime minister and unite party. Tugendhat told her plans to reduce taxes were “founded on true conservative principles. It was “not so”, he added that the tax burden should be around rise to highest level for 70 years old when people are facing Christmas with “fear”.
Tugendhat’s support is significant as he leading figure in united nation group of centrist Conservative MPs and popular with Tori party members.
Tom Tugendhat said Truss was the only candidate for a Conservative rally.
His support would bolster Truss’ claim that she could team up.