The race for the Conservative leadership is down to a final two. Over the next few months, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss will gallop across the country to convince the 200,000-ish Tory party members to crown them as the country’s next prime minister. 

This blue-on-blue warfare will cease on 5 September, when the chair of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, will announce the results.

So as we bide our time and ponder who will next take up residency in 10 Downing Street, let us perform our civic duty and hold these contenders accountable for their Alan Partridge moments.

From impassioned speeches about pork markets to confessing to being a “total coke addict”, here are The Hound’s most cringeworthy Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss moments.

When Rishi Sunak confessed to being a “total coke addict”


When Liz Truss almost popped her eye-sockets out talking about pork markets

When Rishi Sunak back-tracked to say he did not have “working class” friends

When Liz Truss got hot-headed about cheese

When Rishi Sunak (then Chancellor of the Exchequer, yes the Chancellor), forgot how to use his bank card when buying petrol

Watch the clip here.

When Liz Truss said the government would do their utmost to “undermine” farmers

When Rishi Sunak cosplayed Will from The Inbetweeners

When Liz Truss confused the Irish Taoiseach with an Irish tea sock.