Rishi Sunak could be next PM of the United Kingdom; Check official updates

The former British Finance Minister latched onto his lead to attain the highest post in the United Kingdom after the vote on Monday.

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Rishi Sunak is a British politician who served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022. Who is also now in the race to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The race was just further intensified as two Conservative Lawmakers and ministers inched closer by closing in on Rishi Sunak’s gap.

In a vote among conservative party lawmakers, Kimi Badenoch was knocked out, leaving Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary and Penny Mordaunt, the junior minister of trade as the remaining candidates against the former Finance minister.

The Tory Lawmakers will eliminate one more candidate before the 2 lakh member strong party chooses their new Prime Minister.

The Tories reached this stage as the former Prime Minister resigned earlier this month. As his scandal-stained administration had lost the support of many of the Conservatives.

Rishi Sunak was one of the Ministers to resign from Boris Johnson’s administration. Which led to several cabinet ministers following suit that triggered Boris Johnson’s eventual resignation.

All the top three candidates have promised policies like tax cuts to ease the pockets of the average British taxpayer in these tough, an increase in defence spending up to 3% of the total GDP and economic reforms to bring the British economy out of the doldrums as the economy has been tanking since Brexit and was made worse by the pandemic.

Rishi Sunak also promises harsher sentences for criminals. Who fail to attend court proceedings and will crack down on gangs that groom young girls and women for sex.

The results of this poll will take place on 5th September. After all the two lakh members cast their postal ballots within the two months to select their new Prime Minister.