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Rishi Sunak: British politician (born 1980)
Rishi Sunak is a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, having previously been the Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Richmond (Yorks) since 2015.

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Oliver Dowden: Liz Truss' plan not up to the job [Video]

Oliver Dowden: Liz Truss' plan not up to the job

Conservative MP Oliver Dowden says Liz Truss' promise to reduce National Insurance is "not up to the job", given the "scale of the energy hikes likely to come". Mr Dowden says Rishi Sunak should be..

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Sunak supporter: All options on the table to help with bills [Video]

Sunak supporter: All options on the table to help with bills

Former security minister Damian Hinds, who is supporting Rishi Sunak in the Conservative Party’s leadership contest says the former chancellor will have "all options on the table” to do more to..

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Sunak: Truss wrong to rule out direct support to pay bills [Video]

Sunak: Truss wrong to rule out direct support to pay bills

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak says his rival Liz Truss is “wrong” to rule out direct support for households amid the cost-of-living crisis, as he hits out at her tax-cutting plans...

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Liz Truss takes a swipe at Rishi Sunak’s economic legacy [Video]

Liz Truss takes a swipe at Rishi Sunak’s economic legacy

Tory leadership candidate Liz Truss takes a swipe at her rival Rishi Sunak's economic legacy as former chancellor, blaming it for the expected recession. During a campaign visit to the West Midlands,..

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Sunak supporter says Tunbridge Wells video ‘misinterpreted' [Video]

Sunak supporter says Tunbridge Wells video ‘misinterpreted'

Rishi Sunak supporter Andrew Bowie says the video of the former chancellor telling party members in Tunbridge Wells about working to divert funding from "deprived urban areas" towards other areas was..

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Sunak: Inflation must be sorted or kiss goodbye to election [Video]

Sunak: Inflation must be sorted or kiss goodbye to election

Speaking during a Conservative leadership hustings in Eastbourne, former chancellor Rishi Sunak says that unless inflation is brought under control, the Tories “can kiss goodbye” to winning the..

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Sunak vows to stand up to ‘leftie, woke culture' [Video]

Sunak vows to stand up to ‘leftie, woke culture'

Rishi Sunak made a joke about his height and vowed to stand up to “leftie, woke culture” in his bid to woo Conservative members during a hustings event in Eastbourne. Report by Buseld. Like us on..

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Sunak defends comments about 'deprived urban areas' [Video]

Sunak defends comments about 'deprived urban areas'

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak has defended comments he made in a video where he appeared to brag about diverting funds from "deprived urban areas" to more prosperous towns like Royal..

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Sunak is ‘safe pair of hands’ for crisis, says supporter [Video]

Sunak is ‘safe pair of hands’ for crisis, says supporter

Rishi Sunak supporter Dr Liam Fox has said the former chancellor’s economic approach is the “correct, Conservative way” to deal with the UK’s grim fiscal outlook. He said the endorsement of..

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Labour accuses Tory candidates of 'fantasy island promises' [Video]

Labour accuses Tory candidates of 'fantasy island promises'

Labour's Jonathan Ashworth has accused the Conservative leadership candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss of "fantasy island promises" at a time when the cost-of-living crisis means Brits face a winter..

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Rishi Sunak exits London home [Video]

Rishi Sunak exits London home

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak remains tight lipped when asked about his role in leading the UK to its current economic state as he left his London home on Friday. Report by Buseld. Like..

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Highlights from Truss and Sunak's Sky leadership debate [Video]

Highlights from Truss and Sunak's Sky leadership debate

Leadership candidates, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, take part in a Sky News debate as they battle for the keys to Number 10. Report by Brooksl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Mel Stride: Liz Tuss' 'unfunded' tax cuts could be ruinous [Video]

Mel Stride: Liz Tuss' 'unfunded' tax cuts could be ruinous

Rishi Sunak supporter and Conservative MP Mel Stride says Liz Truss' plan for £60bn of unfunded tax cuts is "not the responsible way to go" and could be "ruinous" for the economy, as it would "raise..

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Labour: Sunak and Truss in parallel universe over economy [Video]

Labour: Sunak and Truss in parallel universe over economy

The shadow international development minister says the two Tory leadership candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, are in a "parallel universe" over the cost-of-living crisis. Preet Kaur Gill accuses..

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Former Tory leader Michael Howard backs Rishi Sunak [Video]

Former Tory leader Michael Howard backs Rishi Sunak

The Conservative Party’s former leader Michael Howard has backed Rishi Sunak for the top job at a hustings event in Cardiff on Wednesday evening. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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David Davis criticises Liz Truss’ pay cut policy [Video]

David Davis criticises Liz Truss’ pay cut policy

David Davis has criticised Liz Truss’ now jettisoned proposal to cut public sector wages outside London and South East England. Mr Davis, who is supporting Truss’ rival Rishi Sunak, said: “We..

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Rees-Mogg calls Sunak’s tax cuts ‘fairy-tale economics’ [Video]

Rees-Mogg calls Sunak’s tax cuts ‘fairy-tale economics’

Jacob Rees-Mogg has described Rishi Sunak’s proposed cut to income tax as “fairy-tale economics”. Mr Rees-Mogg, who is supporting Sunak’s rival Liz Truss for the Conservative Party leadership,..

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Rishi Sunak greeted by supporters on arrival at hustings [Video]

Rishi Sunak greeted by supporters on arrival at hustings

Rishi Sunak was greeted by supporters, including former cabinet minister Liam Fox, as he arrived for a hustings event in Exeter. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Sunak defends tax policy after being accused of ‘U-turn’ [Video]

Sunak defends tax policy after being accused of ‘U-turn’

Rishi Sunak has defended his policy of cutting VAT on energy bills, saying: “Now that bills are going to be higher than we thought, it’s right that we go further.” Liz Truss’ supporters have..

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‘No complacency’ in Truss’ leadership campaign, says Coffey [Video]

‘No complacency’ in Truss’ leadership campaign, says Coffey

Work and Pensions secretary Thérèse Coffey says there is “no complacency” in Liz Truss’ leadership campaign team. The foreign secretary has received endorsements from Defence Secretary Ben..

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Dorries doesn’t speak for Liz's campaign, says Brandon Lewis [Video]

Dorries doesn’t speak for Liz's campaign, says Brandon Lewis

MP Brandon Lewis says Nadine Dorries is “an independent person” and does not speak for Liz Truss nor her campaign after she was criticised for sharing a tweet depicting Rishi Sunak wielding a knife..

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Race to Be PM: Andrew Neil Interview Special [Video]

Race to Be PM: Andrew Neil Interview Special

Rishi Sunak faces Andrew Neil in a special interview outlining his bid to become the next Conservative Party leader and prime minister. The former chancellor sets out his stance on taxes, the NHS,..

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Rishi Sunak arrives at ITN for Andrew Neil interview [Video]

Rishi Sunak arrives at ITN for Andrew Neil interview

Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak arrives at ITN Studios for the Race to Be PM: Andrew Neil Interview Special. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Liz Truss welcomes Rishi Sunak’s ‘U-turn’ on energy bill VAT [Video]

Liz Truss welcomes Rishi Sunak’s ‘U-turn’ on energy bill VAT

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says she welcomes her Conservative leadership rival Rishi Sunak’s pledge to scrap VAT on all domestic energy bills for the next year. Ms Truss’ supporters have described..

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Liz Truss has shifted her focus to tackling anti-social behaviour after a bruising weekend over the cost of living crisis - while Rishi Sunak has pledged to whittle down Whitehall to fund support for..
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Truss and Sunak feel heat over cost of living amid calls for daily COBRA meetings as crisis worsens

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Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are coming under growing pressure to explain how they would help British families with the cost of living crisis this autumn.
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Sunak vows to crack down on university degrees with poor results

sunak vows to crack down on university degrees with poor results
Rishi Sunak has vowed to phase out university degrees that do not improve students' "earning potential", under plans to reform education if he became the UK's next prime minister.
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Truss pledges to 'immediately' reverse NI hike in emergency budget - as Sunak slams 'starry-eyed boosterism'

truss pledges to 'immediately' reverse ni hike in emergency budget - as sunak slams 'starry-eyed boosterism'
Liz Truss has pledged to "immediately" reverse the planned increase in National Insurance if she wins the race for Number 10.
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Body language expert reveals signs Sunak and Truss are feeling the heat

body language expert reveals signs sunak and truss are feeling the heat
Body language expert Judi James has revealed the telltale signs that show when Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are feeling the pressure of the Tory leadership contest.
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Sunak says Sturgeon must not be ignored after Truss calls first minister an 'attention seeker'

Rishi Sunak has said Nicola Sturgeon needs to be beaten rather than ignored, aiming a dig at Liz Truss who earlier this week called Scotland's first minister an "attention seeker".
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Sunak boasts of taking money from 'deprived urban areas' for wealthy towns

sunak boasts of taking money from 'deprived urban areas' for wealthy towns
Rishi Sunak has been accused of "funnelling taxpayers' money to rich Tory shires" after he told party members he had been working to divert funding from "deprived urban areas".
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Sunak under fire for claiming he worked to divert money from 'deprived urban areas' when chancellor

Rishi Sunak has been accused of "funnelling taxpayers' money to rich Tory shires" after he told party members he had been working to divert funding from "deprived urban areas".
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A test of the breadth, depth and agility of the country's next PM

a test of the breadth, depth and agility of the country's next pm
Rishi Sunak won the audience, but Liz Truss appears to have a grip on the Tory membership in the country.
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What did Truss and Sunak promise during the Sky News Battle for Number 10?

what did truss and sunak promise during the sky news battle for number 10?
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak faced tough challenges from Conservative members during a Sky News programme just hours after interest rates were hiked.
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'I'm for Rishi' and a 'regrettable' vote for Liz Truss - what audience members thought

'i'm for rishi' and a 'regrettable' vote for liz truss - what audience members thought
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak may have been grilled by Kay Burley but it was the audience members who got first crack at each of the candidates during Sky News' The Battle for Number 10.
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Rishi Sunak wins over Tory audience in Sky News' Battle for Number 10 programme

Rishi Sunak was deemed to have won Sky News' Battle for Number 10 after the majority of audience members voted for him over rival Liz Truss.
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NHS bosses accuse Truss and Sunak of having no solutions to fix crisis

Healthcare leaders have called for Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak to come up with proper solutions to fix the NHS instead of offering "glib soundbites, gimmicks and political rhetoric".
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Postal ballots set to be issued as Truss and Sunak prepare for Sky News grilling

postal ballots set to be issued as truss and sunak prepare for sky news grilling
After more than a month of campaigning, postal ballots are expected to be issued soon to the around 160,000 Conservative party members as Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are set to take part in a live..
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Second poll shows Truss extending lead over Sunak

second poll shows truss extending lead over sunak
Liz Truss has received a fresh boost in her bid to become the next Conservative leader as she and rival Rishi Sunak prepare to face the cameras on Sky News this evening.
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Huge blow for Sunak as Sajid Javid backs Truss in race to Number 10

Sajid Javid has thrown his support behind Liz Truss as the next Conservative Party leader, in what will come as a huge blow to Rishi Sunak.
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Sunak would add 'vilification of UK' to extremism definition

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People who vilify the UK will be treated as extremists and could be referred to the government's Prevent programme if Rishi Sunak becomes prime minister.
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Truss extends poll lead over Sunak after public sector pay plan U-turn

truss extends poll lead over sunak after public sector pay plan u-turn
Liz Truss has extended her lead over Rishi Sunak among Tory members, according to a new poll, after the foreign secretary U-turned on a plan to link public sector pay to regional living costs.
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What have Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss pledged for the country?

what have rishi sunak and liz truss pledged for the country?
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have been fleshing out their policy positions on a host of key issues as the race to become prime minister enters its final stage.
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Penny Mordaunt's endorsement is a boost for the Truss camp and a crushing blow for Sunak

penny mordaunt's endorsement is a boost for the truss camp and a crushing blow for sunak
It's the endorsement both candidates desperately wanted in the battle for the Tory crown.
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Liz Truss wins backing of former Tory leadership rival Penny Mordaunt

liz truss wins backing of former tory leadership rival penny mordaunt
Former Tory leadership contender Penny Mordaunt has endorsed Liz Truss in the race to be prime minister, in a huge blow to Rishi Sunak.
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Dorries retweet branded 'dangerous' by MP as Tory leadership campaign gets nasty

dorries retweet branded 'dangerous' by mp as tory leadership campaign gets nasty
A retweet by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries, showing Rishi Sunak stabbing Boris Johnson in the back, has been branded "dangerous" by a fellow Conservative MP.
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Sunak pledges to fine patients who miss GP appointments £10 as Truss pitches herself as 'education prime minister'

sunak pledges to fine patients who miss gp appointments £10 as truss pitches herself as 'education prime minister'
Rishi Sunak has pledged to introduce a temporary £10 fine for NHS patients who fail to attend a GP appointment as he tries to bridge the gap with Liz Truss in the Tory leadership race.
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Tugendhat backs Truss for Tory leader in huge blow to Sunak

Former Tory leadership contender Tom Tugendhat has endorsed Liz Truss in the race to be prime minister, in a huge blow to Rishi Sunak.
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Sunak vows to stop 'woke nonsense and left-wing agitators' in latest pledge

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Rishi Sunak has vowed to review the Equalities Act to stop the "woke nonsense" he claims is "permeating public life".
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Liz Truss can bask in glow of double boost to her leadership campaign after first hustings

liz truss can bask in glow of double boost to her leadership campaign after first hustings
After four TV debates with audiences largely made up of floating voters, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak were finally confronted by Tory activists who will choose Britain's next prime minister.
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Grammar schools, Northern Rail and Love Island - key takeaways from first Tory leadership hustings

grammar schools, northern rail and love island - key takeaways from first tory leadership hustings
Rishi Sunak said he would support the return of grammar schools while Liz Truss promised to revive Northern Powerhouse Rail during a wide-ranging hustings event that saw them grilled on everything from..
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Rishi Sunak pledges to make 'downblousing' illegal as Truss vows to crack down on catcalling

rishi sunak pledges to make 'downblousing' illegal as truss vows to crack down on catcalling
Rishi Sunak has pledged to make "downblousing" a criminal offence - just hours after leadership rival Liz Truss said she would crack down on catcalling if she becomes prime minister.
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Team Truss accuses Sunak of U-turn on tax pledge after VAT energy cut announcement

team truss accuses sunak of u-turn on tax pledge after vat energy cut announcement
A row has erupted over whether Rishi Sunak U-turned on his pledge to not cut taxes after announcing he would slash VAT on energy bills.
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Tory leadership debate halted after crash in studio

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Tonight's Conservative Party leadership debate between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak has been halted after a crashing noise on the set.
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Sunak in major tax U-turn as he announces plan to scrap VAT on energy bills

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Rishi Sunak has announced a plan to scrap VAT on energy bills - a significant U-turn on his previous pledge not to make any immediate tax cuts.
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Sunak accused of 'mansplaining' as blue-on-blue attacks escalate - with odds still favouring Truss

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The blue on blue attacks have ramped up after Rishi Sunak was accused of "mansplaining" to Liz Truss during their first head-to-head TV debate.
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Sunak and Truss trade blows in fiery head-to-head TV debate

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Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss stepped up the blue-on-blue attacks in a fiery head-to-head showdown which saw them clash over taxes, the schools they went to and their loyalty to Boris Johnson.
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Nadine Dorries hits out at Sunak's pricey suit - but it emerges she has £6,000 diamond earrings

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries has been criticised for hitting out at Rishi Sunak's expensive suit after interviews resurfaced where she admitted spending thousands on jewellery and clothes.
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Tory leadership race in full flow as Truss pledges 'full-fat freeports' and Sunak will get 'tough on China'

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The Tory leadership race is in full flow as Liz Truss promised to boost UK growth rates with "full-fat freeports" while Rishi Sunak pledged to impose curbs on China, labelling it the "biggest-long term..
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Tory leadership rivals in fiery exchanges during second live TV debate

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Former chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss engaged in bad-tempered exchanges as the five remaining Conservative leadership rivals faced off in the second televised debate.
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Tory former leader criticises Rishi Sunak's economic policy

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A former leader of the Conservative Party has criticised Rishi Sunak's approach to the economy, accusing the former chancellor of fuelling inflation.
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Rishi Sunak vows to scrap EU laws as Penny Mordaunt under scrutiny over trans rights

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Rishi Sunak has vowed to scrap hundreds of remaining EU laws and regulations if he triumphs in the Tory leadership race, as Penny Mordaunt faces scrutiny for her views on trans rights.
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Who is Penny Mordaunt, the Navy reservist and ex-magician's assistant vying to become PM?

who is penny mordaunt, the navy reservist and ex-magician's assistant vying to become pm?
Currently second to Rishi Sunak in the Conservative leadership contest, Penny Mordaunt has fast become a serious candidate to be the next prime minister.
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Team Rishi taking nothing for granted in unpredictable race for Tory leadership

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Hunt backs Sunak after being knocked out of Tory leadership race

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Jeremy Hunt has come out in support of former chancellor Rishi Sunak after he and Nadhim Zahawi were knocked out of the Conservative leadership race.
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Rees-Mogg attacks 'disloyal' Sunak and says he is 'of the left'

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised Rishi Sunak for making "decisions which were of the left rather than of the right" while chancellor.
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Sunak says he will 'not demonise' Johnson - as first candidate pulls out of leadership race

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'Easy to walk, much tougher to deliver': New chancellor backs PM on first day in new job

New Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi says it is "easy to walk away, but it is much tougher to deliver for the country" as he replaces Rishi Sunak in the Treasury.
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Now it really is open war for the Conservatives - Beth Rigby's political analysis

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