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Liz Truss parks her tanks on the lawn in row with Dominic Raab over Chevening House

Liz Truss has for the first time invited guests to a country seat traditionally reserved for the Foreign Secretary, in the wake of a row with Dominic Raab over who gets use of the property.

Ms Truss shared a photo on Monday of herself and her counterparts from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania walking in the grounds of Chevening House, Kent.

Mr Raab, who was demoted from Foreign Secretary to Justice Secretary at the last reshuffle but gained a new role as Deputy Prime Minister, was said to have objected to losing the use of the house and insisted he was allowed to visit.

In a further blow to his standing in Whitehall, it was also revealed on Monday that he has not been asked to head the Government while the Prime Minister is on holiday.

Boris Johnson reportedly refused to intervene in the row over Chevening, which Ms Truss used for the first time on Monday.

A source denied that the photoshoot was intended to show Mr Raab, pictured below, she had taken ownership of the house.

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