Truss vs Sunak at the latest: Tory rivals will make one last push to win support when hustings end



Boris Johnson refuses to rule out a return to the post of Prime Minister

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak prepare for their last chance to woo members of the Conservative Party as the leadership contests end on Wednesday.

The candidates are expected to trade barbs on tax cuts as they try to deliver competing visions for Britain’s economy, including their plans to help tackle the cost of housing crisis. life.

They will make the last push in London before voting closes at 5pm on Friday, with the Foreign Secretary named as the likely winner of the contest.

The former Chancellor recognized himself as an outsider but still believes he can upset his rival.

Explaining the challenges facing Boris Johnson’s successor in Downing Street, he told the FinancialTimes that it would be “complacent and irresponsible” for the Prime Minister and the Chancellor “not to think of the risks for public finances”.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson has refused to rule out a bid to return to power after stepping down as Prime Minister next week.

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Truss and Sunak set to woo Tory members in latest leadership contests

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will make a final push to win over Conservative Party members as the leadership election closes on Wednesday.

The pair will aim to woo members in London before voting closes at 5pm on Friday, with Foreign Secretary Ms Truss widely tipped to emerge victorious when the winner is announced on Monday.

They are expected to once again lock in tax cuts and their competing views on the UK economy, including their plans to help households cope with the cost of living crisis.

Regulator Ofgem has confirmed an 80% increase in the energy price cap, meaning the average annual household bill will rise from £1,971 to £3,549 from October.

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