Rishi Sunak wins race to become next prime minister

Following resignation of Liz Truss

Elliot Gulliver-Needham
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Rishi Sunak, the former chancellor, has won the Conservative Party leadership race to become the next prime minister.

Sunak, who received backing from a majority of Conservative MPs, was the only candidate to achieve the threshold of 100 nominations. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, confirmed that Sunak was the only successful candidate to the put forward and was now leader of the Conservative Party. House of Commons leader Penny Mordaunt, the only other challenger in the race, worked to reach the threshold, but failed to qualify for the race, leaving Sunak as the only candidate and avoiding the need to put the vote to the Conservative party membership. She officially pulled out of th...

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