In a bid to succeed the flamboyant Boris Johnson as the leader of the ruling conservative party and eventually the Prime Minister of Britain, the 42 year old, Indian origin Rishi Sunak has topped the first round of voting. The former finance minister Rishi Sunak scored 88 votes, ahead of other contestants former Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and foreign Secretary Liz Truss Truss who secured 67 and 50 respectively.
358 Tory parlaimentarians voted for the constest where lawmaker Kemi Badenoch received 40 , Tom Tugendhat 37 and Suella Braverman 32 votes. Current finance minister Nadhim Zahawi and former cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt’s campaigns saw an early end as they could not reach 30 votes threshold
Meanwhile Kathryn Franklin from Huddersfield in the UK has shared a decades old video of Rishi Sunak which was seen by more than three million people. In the 7 second video shows younger Sunak saying he does not have working-class friends.
“I have friends who are aristocrats, I have friends who are upper-class, I have friends who are, you know, working-class,” he says “Well, not WORKING-CLASS,” he corrects himself right away.
Rishi Sunak gained huge popularity during the pandemic for crafting a massive package worth tens of billions of pounds to help businesses and workers. Rishi Sunak’s resignation triggered the downfall of Boris Johnson cabinet. If Rishi Sunak succeeds in becoming the prime Minister of UK, the wheel of time would have turned full circle.