Rishi Sunak – the Indian-born former British chancellor who lost to Liz Truss in the race to become Britain’s next prime minister on Monday – said it was a “real privilege” to be her country’s finance minister and that “I’m proud of my record…”
“It has been a real privilege to hold the position I have held, to have served as Chancellor at a time of extraordinary difficulty for our country, and I am proud of my record as Chancellor which has helped propel our economy thanks to its greater patronage. [pandemic] shock he went through for about 300 years,” he said after the results of the ruling Conservative Party leadership poll.
Monday, after losing to Truss, sunak called for unity among the Conservatives and urged his supporters to unite behind the new prime minister. He said he would support a government led by a rival, but also said he was unlikely to be in the cabinet. Sunak also said he “needs to recover” from the often unhealthy and divisive competition.
Possible role of Rishi Sunak in Liz Truss‘Office?
“I just didn’t think about it,” Sunak said when asked about the cabinet’s role.
However, if Sunak is not offered the role half wood‘Cabinet, this will break tradition.
Sunak’s career as an MP
Sunak has served as MP for Richmond (Yorks) in North Yorkshire since 2015. Regarding his future plans, he said his constituency remains a priority going forward.
“My main focus now is to support my constituents… and continue to be their MP for as long as they have me, and to give Liz Truss my full support as the new Conservative Government moves forward to meet the challenges we are currently facing. “That’s fine with us,” Sunak said.
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