UK PM candidate Penny Mordaunt says ‘in it to win it’, no deal with Boris Johnson

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Penny Mordaunt said she was staying in the race to become British prime minister despite trailing rivals Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson in the number of declared backers, dismissing a report that she had discussed a deal with Johnson.

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“I’m very confident about the progress we are making. I say to you that I’m in this to win it,” she told the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg program.

She said a report that she had discussed pulling out with Johnson in return for the promise of a job was “completely false.”

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