‘I Am Standing To Be Next British Prime Minister’: Ex-Finance Minister Rishi Sunak


Rishi Sunak, a former finance minister of Britain, declared on October 23, 2022, that he was standing to succeed Liz Truss as prime minister, news agency Reuters reported.

Taking to Twitter, Sunak stated: “The United Kingdom is a great country but we face a profound economic crisis. That’s why I am standing to be leader of the Conservative Party and your next Prime Minister. I want to fix our economy, unite our Party and deliver for our country.

In the election held by Conservative party members nationwide, Sunak lost to Truss in the battle to succeed Boris Johnson in September.

Prior to making his announcement on October 23, 2022, Mr. Sunak had already gained more backing from Conservative legislators than any of his challengers, Johnson and former defence minister Penny Mordaunt.

In July, Sunak left Johnson’s administration, which helped spark a revolt that forced Johnson to relent.

“There will be integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level of the government I lead and I will work day in and day out to get the job done,” he said in a statement.

“I am asking you for the opportunity to help fix our problems.” he stated.

In a vision statement that went along with it, Sunak emphasised his experience working in the Cabinet and guiding the economy through some of the most trying moments due to the COVID epidemic.

“The challenges we face now are even greater. But the opportunities — if we make the right choice — are phenomenal. I have the track record of delivery, a clear plan to fix the biggest problems we face and I will deliver on the promise of the 2019 manifesto,” he tweeted.

“There will be integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level of the government I lead and I will work day in and day out to get the job done. I am asking you for the opportunity to help fix our problems,” he added.

(With Inputs From Reuters)