Tory councillors' support for leadership hopefuls bucks party trend

By Paul Marinko | 04 August 2022

Support for the two Tory leadership candidates among Conservative councillors is finely balanced despite Liz Truss reportedly holding a commanding lead among the wider party membership.

A new poll by Savanta ComRes found the foreign secretary has the backing of 31% of Tory councillors compared with 29% for former chancellor Rishi Sunak. Thirty-two per cent are said to be undecided.

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