Tory leadership hustings live: We should never have closed schools in pandemic, Liz Truss says

Liz Truss has said that schools should never have been closed during the pandemic as she claimed that she did question lockdown at the time. “Clearly in retrospect, we did do too much. It was too draconian. I don’t think we should have closed schools,” she said. The Foreign Secretary added that a lot of children … Read more

Tory leadership hustings: Dates of events in the battle to be next prime minister

are ramping up their fight to be the next prime minister and Tory leader following the 10th leadership hustings, which took place in Birmingham on August 23. During a , Mr Sunak showcased a new video montage that billed him as the “underdog” in the race and won applause from the audience by vowing to “fight … Read more

Tory leadership latest: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak face off at Birmingham hustings – watch live

Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are facing off in Birmingham at the tenth Conservative leadership hustings event as the race enters its final two weeks before a new prime minister is chosen. Their campaigns clashed again earlier today with Ms Truss’s team accusing Mel Stride, Mr Sunak’s campaign manager, of “using taxpayer resources to launch a political … Read more

Tory leadership hustings: Dates of events in the battle to be next prime minister

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss went head-to-head in front of Conservative voters at a members’ , hosted by The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey, on Thursday. The were grilled on pivotal topics, from tax cuts and reforms to turbo-charging the economy, that will shape party members’ decisions – and Britain’s future. During the event, Ms Truss on … Read more

Tory leadership hustings: ‘Real danger of talking ourselves into recession’, Truss tells The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss now at contest halfway point Liz Truss has warned the UK is in “real danger” of “talking ourselves into a recession” as she defended her plans to cut taxes if she wins the Tory leadership race. The Foreign Secretary said her proposals would boost economic growth as she vowed she would not give … Read more

Tory leadership hustings live: Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to face The Telegraph’s Camilla Tominey in Cheltenham

Tory leadership hustings live tonight 7-9pm Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss now at contest halfway point Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are set to go head-to-head this evening in a crunch Tory leadership hustings hosted by The Telegraph. Mr Sunak and Ms Truss will square off at a sold-out event in Cheltenham, with more than … Read more

Tory leadership timetable: When is the next hustings in the battle to be prime minister

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will hold their next hustings debate in Darlington on 9 August. Their last one was in , Sussex, on 5 August where six disrupted the event. On August 4 they on their campaign pledges. Mr Sunak is under pressure to overhaul his campaign as polling suggests he is lagging behind his … Read more