August 7, 2022

Liz Truss acquired additional assist from the Scottish Conservatives, with a tenth MP publicly backing her marketing campaign to switch Boris Johnson as prime minister.

Annie Wells, the previous chief of the social gathering, introduced right this moment that she’s going to vote for the international secretary within the election.

Saying its resolution, Glasgow’s MSP tweeted: “With two candidates left on this race, I am delighted to assist @trussliz as prime minister.

“She has priceless expertise on the highest ranges of presidency and it’s clear that she has the talents, imaginative and prescient and qualities to guide our nation.”

Her assist was welcomed by fellow social gathering member Murdo Fraser, who additionally helps Ms Truss.

Responding to Ms. Wells, he tweeted: “Vital assist for @trussliz from @AnnieWellsMSP – now 10 MSPs assist #LizForLeader.”

Eight MSPs and two Scottish MPs assist former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, who is taken into account the underdog of the race.

Along with Ms. Wells and Mr. Frazier, Rachel Hamilton, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr and Oliver Mundell, who’re members of Douglas Ross’s shadow cupboard, gave Ms. Truss their assist.

Additionally supporting Ms. Truss are Finlay Carson, Sharon Dowie, Douglas Lumsden and Graham Simpson.

The ten Scottish Tory MPs supporting the previous chancellor are former chief Jackson Carlow, MPs Donald Cameron, Liz Smith, Miles Briggs, Maurice Golden, Jeremy Balfour, Dean Lockhart and Alexander Stewart, and MPs John Lamont and Andrew Bowie.

Former Scottish Conservative management Ruth Davidson, now a member of the Lords, backs Mr Sunak.

Mr Ross has thus far refused to publicly select a aspect, resulting in accusations from the SNP that the Scottish Conservative chief is a coward.

Throughout the 2019 management contest, Mr. Ross modified his supporters a number of instances.

Requested in regards to the cut up yesterday morning on BBC Radio Scotland, Fraser stated it was merely an indication of a wholesome debate throughout the social gathering over management.

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