A veteran political strategist who used to work for Boris Johnson has been phoning senior Conservatives currently supporting Rishi Sunak to persuade them to back Liz Truss for prime minister.
Mark Fullbrook, who ran the prime minister’s successful leadership bid in 2019, has been playing a key role in the foreign secretary’s bid to win over more high-profile Tory MPs to cement her frontrunner status.
Truss campaign sources confirmed that the senior aide had been having “long conversations” with high-profile potential switchers, and claimed that “more than one is wobbly” – but added that there were “not dozens” of MPs who were about to come over.
Tory sources told the Guardian that at least one senior minister who is currently backing the former chancellor was considering…
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