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Liz Truss Says Loyalty to PM Stopped Her From Quitting

Liz Truss speaks during her formal Conservative party leadership campaign launch on July 14.

Liz Truss speaks during her formal Conservative party leadership campaign launch on July 14.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

Liz Truss stressed her loyalty to Boris Johnson as she faced questions about why she did not join colleagues in resigning to force the Prime Minister from office.

The Foreign Secretary, the favoured candidate of Mr Johnson's remaining allies in the party, used her campaign launch to position herself as the most experienced contender to lead the Conservatives into the next general election.