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Tory leadership election: Portsmouth MP responds

Responding to the latest round of voting in the Conservative Party leadership election, with the two remaining candidates Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, Stephen Morgan MP, said:

“The choice to be next Tory leader is now down to two continuity candidates; two key members of Mr Johnson’s administration and two people whose fingerprints are all over the state the country finds itself in today.

Despite their attempts to trash their party’s record in government over the last 12 years, both Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have backed every decision along the way. Both of them voted for every one of Mr Johnson’s 15 tax rises and both reliably parroted his lies when the whole country could see the truth.

Rather than plans to tackle the Tory cost of living crisis or grow Britain’s economy they are simply offering the fantasy economics of unfunded giveaways. They have nothing to offer working people in Portsmouth or across the country except more of the same.

Whichever one of the continuity candidates wins in September, one thing is clear: the more time we give the Tories, the more damage they will do.

Only Labour can provide the fresh start our great city and the country needs and deserves”.