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Liz Truss Boosted After Contenders in UK PM Race Grilled by Tories

Liz Truss answers questions from party members in the audience during the first Conservative Party leadership hustings in Leeds, UK, on July 28.

Liz Truss answers questions from party members in the audience during the first Conservative Party leadership hustings in Leeds, UK, on July 28.

Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

Liz Truss's campaign for No 10 was boosted by a major endorsement after she and rival Rishi Sunak faced a grilling from voters in the first official hustings with Tory members in Leeds.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace threw his support behind Ms Truss, as he criticised Mr Sunak for "walking out the door" of Boris Johnson's Cabinet.