Nus Ghani, the MP for Wealden, says she has been “a bit busy with the 1922 Committee” and had to be neutral for the first part of the election.
“Now I no longer have to be neutral, and many of you have asked which candidate I will back.
“Only our party, the Conservative party, could have put forward two stellar candidates, with such a wealth of experience, vision and, yes, diversity. And the choice we have to make at this election I know is momentous for our country and the future of our party.
“And I’m here to tell you I have chosen, and I have chosen to support Liz Truss.”
She hails her “bold and conservative” plan, insisting she will “defend the unity of our nation and protect the peace in Northern Ireland”.