Shipley MP Philip Davies has revealed how he will vote in the Conservative leadership race ahead of hustings in Leeds.

The battle to become the UK’s next Prime Minister is down to two final candidates: former chancellor Rishi Sunak and foreign secretary Liz Truss.

Mr Sunak is hoping to win over party members with plans to tackle NHS backlogs and avoiding what he called a “huge borrowing spree” by bringing taxes down once the country has “gripped inflation”.

Meanwhile Miss Truss has proposed an emergency budget to reverse the national insurance hike immediately, cancelling corporation tax and slashing the green levy plan.

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In a statement, Mr Davies said his vote will be based on the "experience and personal skills" he sees in the former chancellor.

 “Both candidates have the necessary experience and expertise to perform well as Prime Minister, but I am supporting Rishi Sunak as I did in the previous 4 rounds of voting in Parliament.

“As a fellow Yorkshire MP, I have got to know Rishi well since he entered Parliament, and I have been hugely impressed with his ability, his character, his integrity and decency.

“He has the experience and personal skills that you would want to see in a Prime Minister and I am proud to be supporting him.

"I would urge all Conservative members to vote for him in this leadership election.”

The candidates are set to unveil further policies to Conservative members and politicians in the coming days.

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