Jacob Rees-Mogg and Nadine Dorries have announced their support for Liz Truss becoming the next prime minister because "she's a woman".

The pair were interviewed on Sky News when they scrambled for reasoning as to why the foreign secretary would make a great leader.

"She's a proper Eurosceptic, she'll deliver for the voters, and she believes in low taxation," Rees-Mogg began, before Dorries interrupted: "and she's a woman."

MPs will need 20 backers before 6pm tonight (12 July) to even face the knockout vote.

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