Who won the first Tory leadership debate

The first Tory leadership debate took place on live television on Friday evening. Hosted by journalist Krishnan Guru-Murthy and broadcast on Channel 4, with streaming on All4, the event was watched by 7.4 million viewers.

Here’s how the papers ranked the winners and losers of the debate.

The IndependentTom Tugendhat
Daily MailTom Tugendhat
The New StatesmanRishi SunakLiz Truss
The TelegraphRishi Sunak
The GuardianTom Tugendhat
The SpectatorTom Tugendhat / Rishi Sunak
The ExpressTom Tugendhat

Bookie’s favourite at this stage is Penny Mordaunt

Bookie's odds graphic - source William Hill (17-7-2022 10am)