One of the leading contenders for the position of UK PM to succeed Boris Johnson is the Rishi Sunak. He  is a British politician.  Since 2015, Sunak has been a Richmond (Yorks) Conservative Party member.

Life and education

Sunak was born to Indian parents Yashvir and Usha Sunak in Southampton, East Africa, on May 12, 1980. The Punjab region of British India is where his grandparents were born. In the 1960s, they moved to the UK from East Africa with their kids.


In 2001, Sunak attended Winchester College and enrolled in the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) programme at Lincoln College in Oxford. The 42-year-old also completed his MBA at Stanford University in 2006 as a Fulbright Scholar.

In 2009, the Yorkshire MP wed Akshata Murty, a child of Infosys’s founder NR Narayan Murthy, and they had two children together.


From 2001 through 2004, Sunak was an analyst at the investment firm Goldman Sachs.

He has also worked with The Children’s Investment Fund Management, a hedge fund management company, where he joined as a partner in 2006. In 2010, he joined Theleme Partners.

In addition, Sunak served as a director of his father-in-investing law’s company, Catamaran Ventures.

In October 2014, he was chosen to represent the Conservative party in Richmond (Yorks). In the same year, he served as the director of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Research Unit at the think tank Policy Exchange.

With a majority of 36.2% votes in the constituency, he was elected MP in 2015.

He served on the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Select Committee from 2015 to 2017.


In the general elections of 2017, Sunak was re-elected to his position. He held the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government from 2018 to 2019.


He joined the Privy Council and was made Chief Secretary to the Treasury by Boris Johnson in 2019. In the general election of 2019, he was re-elected.


Having little faith in Johnson’s leadership, Sunak and minister Sajid Javid left their positions on July 5, 2022.


Later that week, Sunak declared his intention to run for prime minister and won the first two rounds of the  race within the Conservative party.