Sunak named UK Prime Minister after Conservative Party win
Rishi Sunak’s victory is seen by some as a victory for diversity and representation in British politics, which is overwhelmingly dominated by older white men.
The chairman of the Conservative Party, Jake Berry, has called on its members to unite behind Rishi Sunak as its new leader.
“Now is the time for the whole party to come together and unite four-square behind Rishi, as he gets on with the vital work of tackling the challenges we face as a country,” Jake Berry said in a statement.
“The time for internal debates is well and truly over, and led by Rishi Sunak, I know we can and will deliver on the priorities of the British people.”
Person of colour
Sunak will be the first person of colour, the first Hindu to lead Britain. Rishi Sunak’s victory is seen by some as a victory for diversity and representation in British politics, which is overwhelmingly dominated by older white men.
He will be the UK’s first person of colour, first of Asian heritage and first Hindu to lead the country. He was born in Southampton, an English port city, to Indian parents who had immigrated in the 1960s.
He will also be the youngest for more than 200 years at the age of 42.
David Cameron, the UK’s Conservative Party prime minister from 2010-2016, has congratulated Sunak on his imminent elevation to the country’s highest political office. “Huge congratulations Rishi Sunak on becoming PM to lead us through challenging times,” Cameron tweeted.
SOURCE: Al Jazeera