Tory leadership hopeful Rishi Sunak has been in Witney, addressing members of the party.

He and rival Liz Truss have unveiled a ream of new policies on a crunch weekend to win over party members before ballots start landing on their doorsteps this week.

Although many Conservative members are expected to vote early, they have until the beginning of September to cast their ballot, with the winner announced on September 5.

County councillor Liam Walker, who represents Hanborough & Minster Lovell, tweeted a picture of himself with Mr Sunak and wrote: "It was great to welcome @RishiSunak  to #Witney today to speak with members in #Oxfordshire. We are #Ready4Rishi!."


The two candidates will continue to flit across the country over the coming weeks to try to shore up their support and take part in hustings.

The former chancellor’s supporters seized on a poll of Tory councillors showing him as neck-and-neck with Liz Truss.

Ms Truss was on 31 per cent and Mr Sunak on 29 per cent among 511 local Conservative politicians polled by Savanta ComRe.



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