The Sunak campaign welcome Mr Gove’s backing, with a spokesperson saying: “Delighted to own the support of a celebration and cupboard veteran who has intellectual heft and shown the unconventional reforming zeal in each job he has had, that we have a tendency to currently therefore urgently want.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Sunak secure to tackle the “war on motorists” if he became prime minister – describing sensible motorways as “unsafe” and pledging to prevent any new ones being designed.

He conjointly aforesaid he would crack down on knave parking fines and review a number of the neighbourhoods that are selected as “low traffic areas” in recent years.

Mr Sunak pledged to introduce a transition to electrical vehicles while not effortful drivers, whereas conjointly delivering a “rural rollout action plan” to confirm country communities weren’t left behind.

Ms Truss seems to be the frontrunner within the polls and has been backed by senior Conservatives colleagues together with Nadhim Zahawi, Thérèse Coffey, Sajid Javid, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Nadine Dorries, at the side of former leadership candidates Suella Braverman and Tom Tugendhat.


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