EASTBOURNE MP Caroline Ansell is backing Penny Mordaunt to be the next PM.

Caroline said: “She has the experience to take the lead and the qualities to take people with her.

“I have huge respect for the central role Penny played as paymaster general in the pandemic and she was brilliant as the coastal communities minister.”

Lewes MP and health minister Maria Caulfield has announced her endorsement for former Chancellor Rishi Sunak, describing him as “the best candidate” to boost the economy and reduce inflation.

She said: “I want us to have an experienced and hardworking leader who shares the values of my constituents.

“We’ve got work to do to tackle inflation and grow the economy and Rishi is the best candidate to deliver for us”.