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Sunak Admits He’s Trailing Truss in Race to Become UK Premier

  • Ex-chancellor says he will ‘fight for every single vote’
  • Truss enjoyed warmer reception at first official Tory hustings
Rishi Sunak answers questions from party members in the audience during the first Conservative Party leadership hustings in Leeds, UK, on July 28. 

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

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Rishi Sunak conceded he was the underdog in the race to be the next Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister, but vowed to fight for every vote.

The former Chancellor of the Exchequer admitted his pledge not to cut personal taxes until inflation is under control was not universally popular, telling Conservative members at the first official hustings event: “Even though it hasn’t made my life easy, it is the honest thing to do.”