Mordaunt clashes with rivals on trans issues in Tory leadership TV debate

Penny Mordaunt has clashed with Tory leadership rivals Liz Truss and Kemi Badenoch as they challenged her record on trans issues in the first TV debate of the contest.Appearing before a Channel 4 studio audience, Ms Truss and Ms Badenoch accused Ms Mordaunt of having backed self-identification when she had responsibility for equalities issues – something she strongly denied.The international trade minister said that while she had carried out a consultation of the Gender Recognition Act, she had never been in favour of self-ID.

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