Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak will battle it out in front of Conservative party members in Leeds tonight, in the first of 12 regional hustings of their leadership campaign.

The two-hour stint, starting at 7pm, will see the duo trying to outdo one another on their commitment to the north, as they seek to convince voters that the “levelling up agenda” promised at the 2019 general election, will not be shelved under their leadership.