Liz Truss has received another boost as 21 top Tories have signed an open letter endorsing her to be Prime Minister.

Liz Truss has received another boost as 21 top Tories have signed an open letter declaring what they have what it takes to be the next Prime Minister.

  • Truss strained to stand up, sharing the letter on the sink.
  • Supporters include Lord Frost, Ben Wallace and Sir Iain Duncan Smith.
  • The signatories argued that only Miss Truss had ‘what it takes’.
  • The letter was issued as Sink’s campaign appeared to be stalling.

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Liz Truss last night called on the Conservative Party to ‘unite’ to take on Keir Starmer’s Labour, as 21 current and former cabinet ministers announced their support.

The foreign secretary, who is a strong favorite to succeed Boris Johnson, appeared to be putting pressure on her rival Rishi Sink to step down as she opened up to some of her most prominent supporters, including Lord Frost, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Sir Iain Duncan Smith. Share the letter.

The signatories, who include 10 current and 11 former cabinet ministers, argued that only Mrs Truss ‘has what it takes’ and was a thinly veiled swipe at the former chancellor for ‘the tired economy of the past. ‘Management system’ will be broken.

The Foreign Secretary, The Strong Favorite To Succeed Boris Johnson, Appeared To Be Putting Pressure On His Rival Rishi Sink To Step Down After He Sent An Open Letter To Some Of His Most Prominent Supporters, Including Lord Frost, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace And Sir Iain Duncan Smith. Shared

The foreign secretary, the strong favorite to succeed Boris Johnson, appeared to be putting pressure on his rival Rishi Sink to step down after he sent an open letter to some of his most prominent supporters, including Lord Frost, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Sir Iain Duncan Smith. shared

Last night, senior Tory Nusrat Ghani backed Ms Truss after weeks of staying neutral in the leadership contest. Introducing her in Eastbourne, East Sussex, the vice-chairman of the 1922 committee referred to Miss Truss’s record as foreign secretary and her ability to unite the party.

The letter was released as Mr Sink’s campaign appeared to be stalling, with the last of his high-profile supporters – Dominic Raab and Grant Shepps – emerging three weeks ago.

In the past week, former Conservative leaders Lord Hague and Lord Howard have backed Mr Sink.

But in their open letter, 21 senior Tories say Ms Truss should be prime minister because of her record as foreign secretary and promises of lower taxes.

He wrote: ‘For us, there is only one candidate who has what it takes: Liz Truss. She has shown that she will do what is necessary and right, even in the face of great adversity.

‘In difficult times, Britain needs a Prime Minister who can be trusted. Liz has a clear plan to grow our economy, based on real Conservative principles of ambition, enterprise and freedom, which will help fund our public services and the NHS.

The Letter Was Issued As Mr Sink'S Campaign Appeared To Be Stalling, With The Last Of His High-Profile Supporters -- Dominic Raab And Grant Shepps -- Emerging Three Weeks Ago.

The Letter Was Issued As Mr Sink'S Campaign Appeared To Be Stalling, With The Last Of His High-Profile Supporters -- Dominic Raab And Grant Shepps -- Emerging Three Weeks Ago.

The letter was released as Mr Sink’s campaign appeared to be stalling, with the last of his high-profile supporters – Dominic Raab and Grant Shepps – emerging three weeks ago.

‘She will take advantage of the huge opportunities of Brexit, break with the tired economic governance of the past and challenge failed groupthink.’

Backers include Tories from across the country and wings of the party, such as Jack Barry, chairman of the Northern Research Group, current chancellor Nadeem Zahawi and former leadership rival Penny Mordant.

Ms Truss responded by saying, ‘It’s time to unite’, and said she would ‘unite our party, defeat Kier Starmer, and… deliver for Britain’.

For his part, Mr Sink has repeatedly insisted that he will not give up the competition even if he falls further behind his rival.

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