Liz Truss saw herself confirmed by polls on Tuesday 2 August in her position as a candidate to succeed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, despite outrage over the announcement and then abandoning a promise of deep cuts to officials’ pay.
According to a poll published by YouGov on Tuesday, timesThe 47-year-old minister has widened the gap with her rival, Rishi Sunak. 60% of Conservative voters polled over the past five days said they would vote for her, compared to just 26% for the former finance minister. These latest numbers contrast with an earlier special poll conducted by the British daily, which gave Liz Truss the winner by just five small points over Sunak earlier on Tuesday.
This highly favorable new poll for the head of diplomacy comes as she caused an uproar on Monday evening by announcing a plan to save 8.8 billion pounds (10.5 billion euros) in public sector salaries, categorized by the cost of living in each region. Some conservatives felt that these cuts would make nurses, police officers or even teachers poorer in already deprived areas.
On Tuesday morning, just 12 hours after announcing her project, Liz Truss retracted the idea, denouncing her spokesperson.intentional distortions” plan. “The current levels of public sector wages will be absolutely maintainedThe spokesperson confirmed:Suggesting otherwise is wrongThe project presented on Monday evening spoke well of creating “Regional Payroll Networksoutside London. According to Rishi Sunak’s campaign team, such a plan would affect the salaries of nearly six million public sector workers.
While conservatives often support cuts to public services, they won the 2019 legislative elections with a promise.level upin favor of disadvantaged regions, particularly in the north of England, where they recorded impressive electoral advances. Conservative party members begin voting this week to elect who will replace Boris Johnson, who resigned in early July after a series of scandals. This vote is by mail until September 2nd. The result is expected to be announced on September 5. Liz Truss has received support from many figures in her party in recent days and from the support of the Daily Telegraph on Tuesday, a daily newspaper influential with Conservative voters.
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