Allies of former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak say he has qualified to take part in the race to lead the Conservative Party and British Prime Minister on October 24, The Telegraph (UK) reported on 22 / 1. ten.
As of the evening of October 21, Mr. Sunak became the first Conservative Party leadership candidate to win the support of at least 100 MPs in the party if he announced his candidacy.
There are only 48 hours left until the sprint to the seat of British Prime Minister to replace Ms. Liz Truss, who announced her resignation after only 6 weeks in office. Under the 1922 Committee rules, only candidates with a minimum of 100 nominations from Conservative MPs can enter the race. Since the number of MPs for this party is 357, only a maximum of 3 candidates are eligible.
In the event that by the end of October 24, there is only one candidate who meets the above conditions, that person will automatically win without the need for an online vote of about 170,000 Conservative Party members scheduled to take place. out until October 28. And on October 31, the Conservative Party will have a new leader and Britain will have a new Prime Minister.
At the beginning of October 22, Ms. Penny Mordaunt – the minister in charge of the House of Commons – was the first to announce her candidacy, while former Prime Minister Boris Johnson is said to be preparing to join.
According to an Opinium poll, UK voters prefer Mr. Sunak and Ms. Mordaunt as their next Prime Ministers over Mr. Johnson. When asked to choose between Mr. Sunak or Mr. Johnson, 44% chose Mr. Sunak and 31% chose Mr. Johnson, an Opinium poll conducted on the evening of October 20 showed.
However, according to British newspapers the Daily Mail and The Telegraph, Mr. Johnson is gaining the support of more Cabinet ministers, including Defense Secretary Ben Wallace and Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris. International Trade Minister Kemi Badenoch and former Interior Minister Suella Braverman are considering backing the former Prime Minister.
Former editor Charles Moore of The Telegraph, one of Mr. Johnson’s longtime supporters, writes that the former Prime Minister should “stay out of this” in part because there is no evidence that during his time in power, he used to be preoccupied with the financial situation of the nation. Meanwhile, Sunak is said to have better skills to navigate the economy through the uncertainties ahead…
Buzzbongo (According to Bloomberg, The Telegraph)