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Michael Gove has admitted the “period between Boris and Rishi” has made the final election harder for the Tories.

The Housing Secretary stopped in need of naming the previous prime minister however admitted the “period between Boris and Rishi” knocked the Conservatives’ fame for sound financial administration.

While talking to journalists, he stated: “One of the challenges in particular that we face in seats like the one I’ve recommended, but it also applies more broadly, is the reputation for sound economic management which is essential to Conservative success. [It took] a bit of a knock in the period between Boris and Rishi.”

When pressed by journalists on whether or not he was referring to Ms Truss, he repeated: “The period between Rishi and Boris. That was undoubtedly a challenge.”

Mortgage charges – which had been rising anyway – immediately shot up within the wake of her chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-budget in October 2022, which included a collection of unfunded tax cuts. It finally led to her resignation as Prime Minister 49 days after coming into energy.

Meanwhile Mr Gove stated he’s a “Boris fan” when requested whether or not he thought the Prime Minister was doing his bit to assist Rishi Sunak get the keys to No10 once more.

Mr Gove and Boris Johnson shared a rocky relationship for the reason that former Communities Secretary sabotaged the Prime Minister’s 2016 management bid.

In July 2022, Mr Johnson sacked Mr Gove from his Cabinet job after he privately urged the then Prime Minister to give up.

Mr Johnson has backed a number of Tory candidates by video endorsements posted on social media however has not been door knocking for his Party or been a key determine within the marketing campaign.

Speaking to journalists in the present day, Mr Gove stated: “I’m a Boris fan. I think he is playing a role. I think the columns he’s written have been some of the best critiques of what a Starmer government would look like.

“The personal messages that he’s released in support of candidates have been retweeted and shared I think more than almost any other material that we generated. He’s clearly been a force for good on the campaign but he’s not a candidate and he’s not in parliament at this election.

“All support from Boris is appreciated but Boris also has the right to a private life as well.”