Rishi Sunak set to become prime minister

Seven weeks after losing to Liz Truss in this year’s first Tory leadership contest, Rishi Sunak has emerged victor in this one.

He is set become the UK’s first British Asian prime minister, and will take office as the UK faces enormous economic challenges.

At 42, Rishi Sunak will be:

  • The UK’s first British Asian prime minister
  • The country’s 57th prime minister (by the standard count)
  • The UK’s youngest PM since Lord Liverpool came to office in 1812
  • The fastest from being first elected as an MP to becoming PM in modern times, taking just seven years

Assuming the handover happens tomorrow, Liz Truss will have been prime minister for seven weeks, or 49 days.


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