Rishi-Sink campaign suffers setback as former candidate backs rival Liz Truss for UK Prime Minister

Rishi Singh’s campaign to become the leader of the Conservative Party and become the next British prime minister suffered a setback on Saturday when a former candidate endorsed his rival, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss. Tory backbencher and Commons Foreign Affairs Committee chair Tom Tugendhat, who was on the initial shortlist before dropping out of the race earlier this month, said he preferred Truss’s campaign pitch with a promise of immediate tax cuts. gave

After watching the candidates go head-to-head in live TV debates, “only one convinced me he was ready,” said the former soldier in the British Army. Liz has always stood up for British values ​​at home and abroad. “With him, I have no doubt we will move forward with a determination to make this country safer and more secure,” he writes in the Times.

He said both contenders had “great qualities and a lot of potential” but Truss had an advantage globally because of his cabinet position. As Foreign Secretary, Liz starts with a huge advantage. He writes that she can miss our voice.

It follows the endorsement of another Tory heavyweight, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who also backed Truss, calling him “authentic, honest and experienced”. Sink was initially leading the race for his party colleagues’ ballot, winning the most support from MPs in the first few rounds of voting. But since then, polling among the Tory membership who will vote for the winner has shown Truss to be more popular.

According to another report in The Times, Sink’s former boss also feels sorry for him. He told friends that he didn’t think Cink, the man he blamed for his downfall, was going to make it.

A friend of Johnson’s was quoted as saying that he almost felt sorry for him. [Rishi] entered with a mob of corruption who used him as part of their vendetta against Boris. What is his future now? he said.

The two finalists will go head-to-head in a TV debate next Thursday, when the first postal ballot papers start arriving at Tory MPs’ addresses.

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