New Delhi: Former finance minister and Indian-born leader Rishi Sunak on Wednesday (July 13, 2022) won the biggest support from Conservative Party lawmakers in the first vote to choose who will succeed Boris Johnson as party leader and prime minister of the United Kingdom. Sunak, 42, received support from 88 of the party’s 358 MPs, while junior commerce minister Penny Mordaunt was second with 67 votes and secretary of state Liz Truss with 50 votes was third. Those remaining include former equality minister Kemi Badenoch, Justice Minister Suella Braverman, Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. Nadhim Zahawi, who took over as finance minister from Sunak last week, and former foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt were disqualified after failing to meet the minimum requirement of 30 votes.
Further votes will be held between Conservative Party lawmakers, removing the candidate with the fewest votes each time, to reduce the field to the final two votes on 21 July. The new leader will then be chosen from those two by 2,0000 Conservatives. members in the country as a whole and announced on September 5.
Who is Rishi Sunak, who is at the forefront of becoming Britain’s next Prime Minister?
Rishi Sunak, the pioneer to become the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, was born into an Indian family on 12 May 1980, in Southampton, United Kingdom. His family emigrated from India to Britain in the 1960s.
I will be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister.
Let’s restore trust, rebuild the economy and unify the country. # Ready4Rishi
Register https://t.co/KKucZTV7N1 pic.twitter.com/LldqjLRSgF
– Ready for Rishi (@RishiSunak) July 8, 2022
He studied at the University of Winchester, the University of Oxford and Stanford University. Sunak has also had a successful business career and worked with companies from Silicon Valley to Bangalore.
Rishi Sunak is the son-in-law of Indian billionaire Narayana Murthy
The 42-year-old is the son-in-law of Indian billionaire NR Narayana Murthy, founder of Indian outsourcing giant Infosys Ltd. He met Akshata Murthy in California, where he lived for several years before returning to England. They have two daughters, Krishna and Anoushka.
Recently, Akshata Murthy was also seen serving tea to journalists waiting for Sunak after Boris resigned.
After his shocking resignation last night, Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murthy, brought out a tea party for journalists waiting for his face to be revealed. pic.twitter.com/Yt8ldN2aX9
– ITV News Calendar (@itvcalendar) July 6, 2022
Rishi and his wife Akshata have entered The Sunday Times’ UK Rich List at 222 with a reported net worth of £730 million, according to a report in May.
Rishi Sunak’s political career
In July 2019, he was appointed Chief Secretary of the Treasury and entered Government service as Minister of Local Government in January 2018.
“I grew up watching my parents serve our local community with dedication. My father is an NHS GP and my mother runs her own local chemical store. I wanted to create make that positive difference for people as their Member of Parliament,” Sunak said on its website.
Sunak, who became finance minister in February 2020, was praised for his economic rescue package during the Covid-19 pandemic, including a program to maintain jobs, prevent mass unemployment, have could cost up to £410 billion ($514 billion). However, he has also faced criticism for not supporting enough living expenses for households, and he has received a fine, along with Boris Johnson, for breaking the rules. coronavirus lockout. His spending and tax budgets last year are said to have left Britain with its biggest tax burden since the 1950s, undermining his claims in favor of lower taxes.
In his spare time, he enjoys cricket, football and watching movies.
Notably Boris Johnson, who won a majority in December 2019, stated last week that he will resign after a series of resignations from his ministers and with many Conservative Party legislators in the open revolt.
The public really expects government to be conducted properly, competently, and seriously.
I realize this may be my last ministerial job, but I believe these standards are worth fighting for and that is why I am resigning.
My letter to the Prime Minister is below. pic.twitter.com/vZ1APB1ik1
– Ready for Rishi (@RishiSunak) July 5, 2022
Whoever wins will face a difficult feast while rebuilding public trust battered by a series of scandals involving Johnson. Britain’s economy is facing soaring inflation, high debt and low growth, leaving people struggling with the most constrained financial situation in decades.
(With agent input)