Truss vs Sunak: Who should be our next Prime Minister? VOTE HERE

Former Chancellor Rishi Sunak came out on top in the fifth-round ballot on Wednesday, July 20, with support from 137 Conservative MPs. Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss received 113 votes, knocking out Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt by eight votes.

A series of 12 hustings will take place across the country between July 28 and August 31 before around 160,000 Tory members decide Ms Truss and Mr Sunak’s fate.

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Tory members will have to cast their postal vote by September 2 with Boris Johnson’s successor taking office on September 5. 

Ms Truss and Mr Sunak will also go head to head in two televised debates on BBC and Sky News, yet it is still unclear who will win. 

One Conservative MP told “They’ll have been holding things back. 

“They’ll both have great big dossiers of kompromat ready to now be leaked.”

Mr Sunak has won the backing of Dominic Raab, and Jeremy Hunt while Nadine Dorries and Jacob Rees-Mogg have expressed support for Ms Truss.

Mr Sunak promises a “return to traditional Conservative economic values” and cuts to taxes once inflation is under control. 

He has accused Ms Truss of “fantasy economics” and “socialist” plans to borrow to fund tax cuts immediately. 

Ms Truss has pledged to reverse the national insurance rate rise and continue with Mr Johnson’s levelling up agenda, focussing on low tax and low regulation zones. 

Mr Sunak has pledged for the UK to be energy independent by 2045 at the latest.

Meanwhile, Ms Truss has committed to maintaining the Government’s net-zero targets but would suspend green energy levies. 

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