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More than half of Tory MPs backing Rishi Sunak as Penny Mordaunt claims to have 90 backers – UK politics live

Rishi Sunak secures public declarations of more than half of Conservative MPs as Penny Mordaunt says she has 90, despite only 30 backing her publicly

Sunak closes in on No 10 as Johnson pulls out of race

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We’re expected to hear from Nadhim Zahawi, who made a dizzying U-turn from supporting Johnson to supporting Sunak yesterday, on Sky News at 07.05 this morning.

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