Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will go head-to-head in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister after Penny Mordaunt was eliminated from the race.
The foreign secretary leapfrogged the trade minister to bag second place in the fifth and final ballot of Conservative MPs this afternoon.
She narrowly secured more nominations (113 vs 105) with Sunak clearly out in front.
Tory Party members will now decide between them to elect Britain’s next prime minister.
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