Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, who are battling it out to become the new leader of the Conservative party and therefore the next Prime Minister, will be visiting the Isle of Wight later this week.
Favourite Liz Truss will be vying for votes from the Isle of Wight’s Conservative members when she appears in Newport tomorrow afternoon (Friday).
It had been hoped that both candidates could visit the Island on the same day but this has not been possible. Therefore, Rishi Sunak will be paying a visit to Sandown the following day on Saturday afternoon.
Hundreds of local Conservatives are expected to attend the 2 private events to hear each candidate’s policies and thoughts, especially when they are pressed on specific Isle of Wight issues.
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