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Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss says she will back Theresa May in Tory leadership contest

PUBLISHED: 13:41 04 July 2016 | UPDATED: 13:41 04 July 2016

The launch of the Conservatives In referendum campaign for East Anglia. Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, and secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The launch of the Conservatives In referendum campaign for East Anglia. Liz Truss, MP for South West Norfolk, and secretary of state for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Elizabeth Truss has said she will be backing Theresa May in the Conservative leadership contest.

The South West Norfolk MP tweeted today to announce her support for the home secretary in the battle to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron.

On Twitter she said: “I am backing @TheresaMay2016;0 our country needs a strong, serious leader to get the best EU exit for Britain and to champion social reform.”

Environment secretary Ms Truss had initially backed Boris Johnson for the top job before he dropped out of the leadership race last week.

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