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LIZ TRUSS ELECTED LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

Following a ballot of the Conservative Party membership, the Rt Hon Liz Truss MP has been elected as Leader of the Conservative & Unionist Party. There were 172,437 eligible electors.

Turnout was 82.6%. Rishi Sunak received 60,399 votes Liz Truss received 81,326 votes There were 654 rejected ballots. 58,378 electors voted by post and 84,001 electors voted online.

Sir Graham Brady MP was the returning officer for the membership vote. Civica Election Services administered the ballot.

Commenting, Conservative Party Chairman the Rt Hon Andrew Stephenson MP said:

"I'd like to congratulate Liz Truss on her election as our new leader. "This contest has shown the strength of our Party across the UK, with twelve sold out hustings filling concert halls, hippodromes and arenas and over six hundred questions answered.

I want to thank both candidates for their commitment to this process and the team at CCHQ for putting on a great contest.

Now is the time for our Party to unite behind our new leader and get on with the important work of delivering for the people of our country and tackling the challenges ahead."

The two candidates took part in twelve Conservative hustings across the country and all four nations of the UK, answering 614 questions in total. Nearly 20,000 members attended the hustings (19,859), and a total of 2.2 million people viewed a husting across online platforms.

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