Rishi Sunak: UK's Next PM?

The Indian-origin former UK Chancellor Mr. Rishi Sunak retains the lead in the 4th round of voting that happened recently. Sunak is to succeed the leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who resigned recently this month. He also won the 3rd ballot of Conservative lawmakers, which was held on 18th July 2022.

The bitter race for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has now come down to only three candidates: UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, Junior Trade Minister Penny Mordaunt, and Rishi Sunak himself.

Sunak spoke about his plans and his leadership role in the UK if he wins the election:

In his campaign, he spoke about his plans for getting the Britain economy on a better footing.

Once the headwinds of inflation come under control, he also plans to cut down the taxes.

Furthermore, he said he would stick to former Prime Minister Mr. Johnson’s pledge to NATO to increase defense by spending 2.5% of GDP by 2030.

He would also implement harsher sentences for the criminals in case of failure to attend court.

Not only this, but he promised to be strict with taking harsher steps against the grooming gangs. Moreover, his top priority will always be keeping the British Public safe under all circumstances, and he will do whatever it takes to make this happen.

The UK will be the sixth country to choose a candidate of Indian origin to hold such a high position if Sunak is elected as the Prime Minister. In the last week of August 2022, all the votes will be counted, and on 5th September 2022, the winner of the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom will be announced.

Before entering politics, Mr. Sunak studied at Oxford University and Stanford University. He has worked as an analyst at Investment Bank -Goldman Sachs and was also a hedge fund manager. He gained popularity in the eyes of the public UK when he was made the chancellor of the exchequer in the year 2020 by former Prime Minister Johnson and gave televised briefings and announcements for continuing the wage payments, vouchers for restaurant visits, furlough, loans for ailing companies, etc. during the pandemic.

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