As Boris Johnson, who was planning a dramatic return to power, withdrew from the race, saying that although he had enough support to make it to the final round, he realised the country and the Conservative Party needed unity, Indian-origin MP Rishi Sunak appears to be on track to become the next British Prime Minister.
In 2015, Rishi Sunak first entered politics. In Yorkshire’s Richmond, he won the election. Sunak swiftly advanced through the ranks of the Conservative party and supported the “Brexit” movement. He participated in Boris Johnson’s “leave EU” campaign as one of his backers.
Some of the key Cabinet ministers are throwing their weight behind Rishi Sunak including Home Secretary Grant Shapps, International Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch, Work and Pensions Secretary Chloe Smith and former Home Secretary Suella Braverman.