Former UK finance minister Rishi Sunak has passed the 100 endorsements required to run for leadership of the Conservative Party following the resignation of Prime Minister Liz Truss, a party deputy announced Friday.
“Proud to be the 100th Conservative MP to support #Ready4Rishi,” Sunak supporter Tobias Ellwood wrote on Twitter, using a hashtag in support of the candidate defeated by Liz Truss in the previous choice.
Rishi Sunak is one of three names that emerged for this ‘lightning’ campaign in the British right-wing party, after the Prime Minister’s resignation after 45 days in office, along with the current Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Penny Mordaunt, and former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Conservative Party has opened bids for its second leadership election in three months, following the resignation in July of Boris Johnson and Liz Truss on Thursday.
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