Sir Mike Penning, MP for Hemel Hempstead, has announced that he is publicly supporting Liz Truss as the next leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister.
Sir Mike said: “I am supporting Liz Truss as she has a clear plan to tackle rising inflation and get Britain back on its feet.
“I have always been a low tax Conservative and Liz’s plan for a low tax, high-growth economy is exactly what the country needs. Remove the shackles of the highest tax burden for 70 years and let our businesses thrive.
“Liz also has my backing for her common-sense approach to policing and for taking on militant unions intent on bringing this country to a standstill for purely political ends.
“As Foreign Secretary and having previously served as Secretary of State for International Trade where she led the UK negotiations on a large number of post-Brexit trade deals, Liz has a record of success internationally and has first-hand experience on the world stage.
“Liz Truss is the right person to be our next Prime Minister.”