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Liz Truss gains support from Frost, Braverman in UK PM race- media

News 11:26 15 Jul, 2022

The report, citing a source close to one of the conversations, said Johnson appeared most keen on Truss

Liz Truss gains support from Frost, Braverman in UK PM race- media

UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has gained backing from former Brexit negotiator David Frost and British lawmaker Suella Braverman to become the next UK prime minister, British media reported on Thursday, Qazet.az reports.

The Times reported that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is urging defeated leadership candidates to back "anyone but Rishi". He has held conversations with failed contenders and made clear his view that Sunak should not become the prime minister.

Sunak has been endorsed by leading party figures including Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab and Transport Minister Grant Shapps.

Frost, in an op-ed in The Telegraph, urged lawmaker Kemi Badenoch to withdraw from the race and back Liz Truss.

"She has the right ideas and the energy to deliver them. She deserves to be our next Prime Minister to take our country forward and I will support her," Frost wrote.