Rishi Sunak’s speech on funding urban areas ‘misunderstood’, says Tory ex-MP
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Rishi Sunak’s speech on funding urban areas ‘misunderstood’, says Tory ex-MP

Leadership candidate sparked outrage in Tunbridge Wells saying he helped redirect money to more prosperous towns

Former minister Andrew Mitchell has defended Rishi Sunak, claiming his comments on taking money from deprived urban areas and redirecting it towards more prosperous towns such as Tunbridge Wells were “misunderstood”.

The former chancellor sparked outrage after he made the admission while speaking to Conservative party members in the affluent Kent town on Friday.

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