UK Defense Secretary Wallace supports Truss bid for PM's post
The UK Defense Secretary endorses Foreign Secretary Liz Truss's campaign for the position of Prime Minister.
The UK Defense Secretary, Ben Wallace, has endorsed Foreign Secretary Liz Truss' campaign for Prime Minister.
In an article for The Times, he called Truss the "only candidate" with the necessary experience to lead the nation. "Liz Truss is a winner not because she’s a slick salesperson but because she is authentic," Wallace wrote, adding that she is "straight and means what she says."
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Following Boris Johnson's resignation on July 7, Truss and former Treasury Secretary Rishi Sunak are the two surviving candidates for prime minister and Conservative Party leader.
The final round will be conducted by mail beginning August 4, with the winner selected by all party members, of which there are currently approximately 200,000.
The results are anticipated to be disclosed on September 5, when Parliament returns from its summer recess.
Truss could be winning the bid
Although only a few members of the Conservative Party supported Liz Truss in her bid to become Britain's next Prime Minister, the tables have turned, and now there is a rising sense of inevitability that she will win.
Tory members are saying, "It's hers to lose." The members will be casting their votes in the coming weeks to appoint the new Conservative leader and Boris Johnson's successor.
What is behind this behavior change? Many members contend that the motive for their support for Truss is less about her and more about their refusal to vote for former Goldman Sachs banker, Rishi Sunak.
Sunak, according to Tories, cannot be handed the keys to No. 10 after "knifing" Johnson.