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Liz Truss will stand as MP at general election as Tory deadline nears

Conservative HQ has asked MPs to decide whether they will contest seat by end of 5 December

Adam Forrest
Monday 05 December 2022 17:56 GMT
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Liz Truss was prime minister for only six weeks
Liz Truss was prime minister for only six weeks (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

Liz Truss will stand again as a Tory MP at the next general election despite her recent exit as prime minister.

A spokesperson for Ms Truss confirmed to The Independent that she would contest her South West Norfolk seat, ahead of a Monday evening deadline for Conservatives to tell CCHQ whether they want to run.

There are fears of a “mass exodus” ahead of the election expected in 2024, with predictions that up to 80 Tory MPs could call it quits amid huge Labour poll leads.

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