LIVE: Darlington hosts Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss hustings

  • Hello and welcome to The Northern Echo's live blog from the leadership hustings in Darlington between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss
  • We will be bringing you regular updates throughout the evening as the two leadership hopefuls take to the stage at the Hippodrome in front of Tory members
  • The event starts at 7pm and is due to last until 9pm
  • Each candidate will get the chance to address the crowd and outline their polices before fielding questions from the audience
  • Rising energy bills, the cost-of-living crisis and levelling up are expected to feature in conversations at the event
  • Several MPs and political figures from across the region are also due to attend tonight

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