Government & Legislation

Rishi Sunak to become next PM

Sunak will be the UK’s third leader in seven weeks and the first British Asian prime minister in history

Rishi Sunak is set to become the next leader of the Conservative party and the UK prime minister after becoming the sole candidate to surpass the threshold of 100 votes.

Penny Mordaunt announced she was withdrawing from the race only minutes before the nominations deadline at 14:00 BST today (24 October), when it was to be confirmed who had passed the threshold.

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