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A brace of senior cabinet ministers leading an exodus out of Boris Johnson's government has put his grip on power in doubt and there are plenty of contenders lining up for the crown of Conservative leader. reports that Rishi Sunak was elevated from a junior role to Number 11 Downing St in early 2020 after fellow quitter Sajid Javid's surprise resignation over policy differences with Boris Johnson.

After Covid-19 struck Mr. Sunak stepped to the fore of the government's pandemic response, with measures to support workers and businesses.

With a slick social media campaign backed by graphics Mr. Sunak soon had a personal brand and led the rankings for a future leadership bid.

Mr. Sunak was elected in 2015 in the seat of Richmond in North Yorkshire but was tarnished by a fine in the Partygate scandal.

2022.07.06 / 13:51
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