Liz Truss gets boost as Defence Secretary Ben Wallace backs her Leadership campaign

by 24britishtvJuly 29, 2022, 11:50 p.m. 20
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Breaking News - LIZ Truss got a boost in her battle for No10 last night — the backing of Defence Secretary Ben Wallace. And on another day of blue-on-blue warfare, her rival Rishi Sunak was the subject of a pointed jibe on tax by outgoing PM Boris Johnson. Foreign Secretary Liz was already the bookies’ favourite but getting the backing of Mr Wallace — who is hugely popular with the Tory grassroots — is a huge lift. In an exclusive Sun interview, Mr Wallace declares he would “love” to serve as her military chief. Ms Truss has also won the backing of MP Jake Berry, head of the influential Northern Research Group of Tory MPs, after she vowed to splash billions levelling up. But she ruled out another windfall tax on big-profit energy firms. Mr Sunak faced criticism for promising to ban building on green belt — which opponents say will make it harder for first-time buyers. Both Tory hopefuls went to Leeds for their first of 12 UK hustings with members — Liz with her mum Patricia. Meanwhile, BoJo mocked Rishi’s U-turn over slashing VAT on energy — which the ex-Chancellor had opposed. In a sarcastic swipe at Rishi, the PM said the idea “turns out to be easier than we thought”. Continue reading Liz Truss gets boost as Defence Secretary Ben Wallace backs her campaign https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/19354143/liz-truss-backed-by-ben-wallace/ The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: http://www.thesun.co.uk Like The Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thesun/ Follow The Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSun Subscribe to The Sun on Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/The_Sun/1633225139

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