Rishi Sunak made an optimistic note when he signed for his election campaign
Rishi Sunak, who made history as the first Indian-born member of Parliament to contest the position of British Prime Minister, on Saturday signed his ‘Ready for Rishi’ campaign with a note of ‘thank you’ to his team and supporters.
While most polls of Conservative Party members who get a vote in the leadership election to replace Boris Johnson, and even most British media reports, have concluded Foreign Secretary Liz Truss will be the winning candidate when the result is announced on Monday, Mr. Note the optimism on Twitter.
“Voting is now closed. Thank you to all my colleagues, the campaign team and of course all the members who came to meet me and give your support. See you Monday! #Ready4Rishi,” he said.
The 42-year-old former British Indian finance minister has linked his campaign to focusing on controlling rising inflation, a 10-point plan to tackle illegal immigration, fight crime to make UK streets safer and restore integrity and trust at heart. from the government.
“Six weeks down the road and I love every second,” he said.
Online and mail ballots cast by an estimated 160,000 Conservative Party members are now being registered by the Conservative Campaign Headquarters (CCHQ), with the winner to be announced Monday at 12:30pm local time by Sir Graham Brady – Chairman of the 1922 Committee of Backbench Conservative Party MPs and Returning Officer for Elections.
Sunak and Truss will find out who gets the top position between them at 10 Downing Street about 10 minutes before the public announcement.
According to the schedule of events that has now begun, the newly elected president will deliver a brief acceptance speech shortly after the results are announced at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center in central London – near Downing Street.
The remainder of Monday will include the winning candidate finalizing his cabinet positions and the prime minister’s inauguration speech.
On Tuesday, he will begin the day with a farewell address by outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the steps of his Downing Street office for the last time before being flown to Aberdeenshire in Scotland for a meeting with the Queen to formally tender his resignation as Prime Minister. Government.
Then his successor, who will arrive in Scotland separately, will be formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth II at her Balmoral Castle residence – the first time in history that an appointment has taken place outside of England as the 96-year-old monarch has lowered her. Travels with age.
Later on Tuesday afternoon, the newly appointed prime minister will return to Downing Street to deliver his inaugural address before embarking on the task of announcing key Cabinet positions. Key security briefings are also expected during the day by senior officials.
On Wednesday at 12pm local time, the newly elected leader of the Conservative government will speak to First Prime Minister Questions (PMQs) in the House of Commons – facing opposition leader Sir Keir Starmer.
It will mark the culmination of weeks of major political drama at the heart of the British government after nearly 60 top cabinet ministers resigned in early July, forcing Johnson to step down in the wake of the law-breaking COVID party scandal and allegations of wrongdoing involving a senior political aide.
Sunak was among the first few ministers to resign as chancellor, citing disagreements with his former boss, and later tossed his hat into the ring for a leadership contest. He proved very popular with fellow Conservative Party colleagues, who voted overwhelmingly to take over as Johnson’s successor.
However, the broader Conservative party membership base is believed to remain deeply loyal to the outgoing leader and unhappy with Johnson’s forced exit from Downing Street. This loyalty is expected to have a strong impact on the final outcome of the Conservative Party leaders’ race, which will be announced on Monday.
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