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Will Penny Mordaunt be the next Tory leader?

The Tory leadership race heats up.

Nadhim Zahawi, Jeremy Hunt and Suella Braverman have been eliminated from the Conservative leadership election, with Penny Mordaunt climbing to second place behind Rishi Sunak.

Anoosh Chakelian, Freddie Hayward and Harry Lambert discuss the remaining candidates in this unpredictable race, the latest polling on front-runners Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak, and whether being a “fresh face” will ultimately decide the contest.

Then in You Ask Us, NS Environment Correspondent India Bourke joins the podcast to answer a listener’s question on which of the Conservative candidates would be best and worst for the environment and why.

If you have a You Ask Us question, email podcasts@newstatesman.co.uk.

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