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Dominic Raab: Tories have more chance of winning election with me than the 'privileged elite'

Dominic Raab MP
Dominic Raab: 'It’s about who is going to be better-placed to win in seats where Conservatives will ask: are they really on our side?' Credit: Chris Ison for the Telegraph

Dominic Raab believes Boris Johnson can be beaten in the race for Downing Street because Tory members will turn their backs on the “privileged elite” vying for power.

As a grammar school boy and the son of a refugee, the former Brexit secretary remains convinced he can overhaul the “easily caricatured” front-runner once his “mettle” is tested in public debates.

Mr Raab, who currently lies fourth in the contest to succeed Theresa May, will use Sunday’s first TV hustings event - which will not include Mr Johnson - to hammer home the message that voters want someone who is “really on our side”.

Mr Raab, 45, polled just 27 votes in Thursday’s first ballot of Tory MPs, but insists the competition...

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