Indian-origin AG Suella Braverman, Rishi Sunak likely to be in UK PM race
At least two Indianorigin Conservative MPs are expected to run for the Tory leadership. Indian-origin attorney general Suella Braverman was the first person to formally declare a leadership bid even before Boris Johnson quit when she said live on TV on Wednesday night: “If there is a leadership contest, I will put my name into the ring. I love this country. My parents came here with absolutely nothing and it was Britain that gave them hope, security and opportunity.
Sunak, 42, was long seen as an heir apparent to Johnson at 10 Downing Street due to his hugely popular grants and job-saving schemes over the course of the COVID pandemic lockdowns. But that popularity began taking a hit within a staunchly low-tax Tory party in recent months, as the cost-of-living crisis set in and he was unapologetic about the need to raise certain taxes to cope with the tough economic times.