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August 16: Members’ hustings in Perth 

August 17: Members’ hustings in Northern Ireland 

August 19: Members’ hustings in Manchester 

August 23: Members’ hustings in Birmingham 

August 25: Members’ hustings in Norwich 

August 31: Members’ hustings in London

September 2: Deadline for ballots to be returned 

September 5: New Conservative leader and Prime Minister announced

What happened in the third hustings?

Rishi Sunak was accused of a major U-turn on onshore wind after announcing he would scrap a ban on new turbines.

The former chancellor said at the Cardiff hustings on August 3 that he supported building new wind farms if they had the consent of local communities, and suggested residents could be financially incentivised to support them.

The Truss campaign said it was a “policy flip-flop” after Mr Sunak said last month he did not agree with a plan to relax the ban on onshore wind, which has been in place since the coalition years.

At the event, Liz Truss insisted her public sector pay plans were “misinterpreted” but would no longer proceed after she abandoned a plan to bring in regional pay boards. Ms Truss axed the policy less than 48 hours after announcing it.

Pressed on her “U-turn” at the Wales hustings, Ms Truss said: “What happened was we announced a policy, it was misinterpreted by the media, it was never intended to apply to doctors, nurses and teachers. So I wanted to clear the matter up straight away.”

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