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Tory Rivals Round on Mordaunt Over Trans Issues and Tax Cuts in Televised Clash

Penny Mordaunt at the television debate for the candidates for leadership of the Conservative party, on July 15.

Penny Mordaunt at the television debate for the candidates for leadership of the Conservative party, on July 15.

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The campaign teams of the remaining Tory leadership contenders have been assessing the impact of the first TV debate which saw Penny Mordaunt come under fire over her plans for tax cuts and her record on transgender issues.