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

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

He additionally aforesaid he would restrain on rascal 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 hard drivers, whereas additionally delivering a “rural rollout action plan” to make sure country communities weren’t left behind.

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


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