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Truss Plays Down Lead Over Sunak as More Senior Backers Boost Her Campaign

Liz Truss at a campaign event at Biggin Hill Airport n Westerham, July 30. 

Liz Truss at a campaign event at Biggin Hill Airport n Westerham, July 30. 

Photographer: Henry Nicholls/Pool/Getty Images

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Liz Truss has played down claims she has a clear lead over rival Rishi Sunak, even as her campaign was further buoyed by endorsements of party heavyweights on a crunch weekend in the race for No 10.