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Who Will Be Britain’s Next PM? Meet candidates For UK New PM – Sunak And Truss

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In one of our previous articles, we had explained the entire UK Political Crisis in a Nutshell, along with the reason behind Boris Johnson’s resignation. Read the article here. Here is the latest information about the UK’s political developments – Britain’s next PM. A very trending question at this point in time is when the new UK PM will be declared. Many people also don’t know who is Rishi Sunak, and who is Liz Truss, and thus, we are here with all the information on Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, the candidates for UK new PM. Without further ado, let’s dive into the article!

When The New UK PM Will Be Declared?

Elections for Britain’s next PM are scheduled for September 2, 2022, and results are due on September 5, 2022. However, we could know Britain’s next PM earlier if one of the election candidates dropped out of the race, and there was no replacement provided. 

Candidates For UK New PM

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, and Liz Truss, Member of Parliament from 2010, are the candidates for UK new PM. To know who is Rishi Sunak and who is Liz Truss, keep reading!

Who Is Rishi Sunak?

Rishi Sunak is a British politician with Indian parents. He was born on 12th May 1980, in Southampton. He served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2020 to 2022, after serving as Chief Secretary to the Treasury from 2019 to 2020. He is a member of the Conservative Party, and has been a Member of Parliament since 2015 from the Richmond (Yorks) constituency. 

Following the highly controversial allegations levied on Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak resigned from his position in the government, only to run for Prime Minister against Liz Truss. He completed his MBA from the prestigious Stanford University, as a Fulbright scholar. After completing his education, Sunak worked for various business fund companies from 2001-2014. 

In 2014, he got into politics by getting elected as a Conservative Party member for Richmond (Yorks). He has been a Member of Parliament ever since, only to resign recently. As the years went by, the majority by which Sunak won the general elections kept on increasing due to his commitment to the country, and it is a result of his commitment that he is leading the race against Liz Truss to become Britain’s next PM.

Who Is Liz Truss?

Liz Truss, short for Mary Elizabeth Truss, is a British politician. She was born on 26th July 1975, in Oxford, England. She served as Foreign Secretary from 2021 to 2022, after serving as Minister for Women and Equalities from 2019 to 2022. She, too, is a member of the Conservative Party and has been a Member of Parliament since 2010 from the South West Norfolk constituency. 

After Dominic Raab, she is the Incumbent Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and DeveloPMent Affairs. She is now pitted in Britain’s next PM election against Rishi Sunak. She completed her BA from the prestigious Merton College in Oxford in 1996. 

In 2010, she began her parliamentary career by getting elected as a Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk. She has been a Member of Parliament ever since, only growing along the way. She has gained a lot of trust among members of the Conservative Party and is all set to become Britain’s next PM.

How Is The Prime Minister Elected In The UK?

The Prime Minister of the UK is elected in a way very different from the Prime Minister of India. Though democracy is prevalent in the UK, the monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, holds all the powers.

The PM is usually the leader of the ruling party of the UK, elected through elections within the party. The ruling party suggests their leader’s name for the post of Prime Minister, but the appointment of the Prime Minister is at the discretion of the monarch. 

Rishi Sunak Or Liz Truss – Who Will Be The New UK PM?

Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the candidates for Britain’s next PM. While it is difficult to predict the winner with elections such a long way ahead, most of our news sources suggest that Rishi Sunak is more likely to win the elections and go on to become Britain’s next PM when the new UK PM will be declared.

Few Final Words

In this race to become Britain’s next PM, we discussed the candidates for the UK’s new PM and when the new UK PM will be declared. We hope your questions about who is Rishi Sunak and who is Liz Truss were cleared. Keep following Trending Reader for more such interesting articles!

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