Rishi Sunak has insisted he will not drop out of the Tory leadership race, despite opinion polls showing that Liz Truss has double his support among party members.
Asked during a Sky News debate on Thursday night whether he would quit the race, the former chancellor said: "The quick answer is no".
He stressed that he would continue "fighting".
Two opinion polls this week have put Mr Sunak 32 percentage points and 34 percentage points behind Ms Truss, the Foreign Secretary.
Ms Truss and Mr Sunak clashed about the likelihood of recession and the best way to tackle the forecasted downturn and soaring inflation during the special programme.
Madeline Grant sketches how Ms Truss garbled and Mr Sunak gesticulated as the Tory contenders went over old ground.
Our writers give their verdicts on who won the TV event here.