Mordaunt replied by saying: “I was a candidate at the last general election. I stood on the same platform as these good people in front of me. I think what the public want us to do is deliver on that now.”
The Plymouth MP is tipped as one of the favourites in the contest to replaceJohnson in No 10.
She began her campaign this week and claimed that she has what it takes to break the SNP’s “yellow wall” and help the Tories take power in Scotland during a visit.
The MP faced the uncomfortable question on WednesdaySky News/Getty
Rishi Sunak, Liz Truss, Nadhim Zahawi, Jeremy Hunt, Suella Braverman, Tom Tugendhat and Kemi Badenoch have all thrown their hat in the ring, while Sajid Javid, Grant Shapps and Rehman Cristi pulled out earlier this week.
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