Rishi Sunak

Conservative Party

Image credit: Rishi Sunak, Simon Walker, 24 November 2022. Prime Minister’s Office/No 10 Downing Street. Open Government Licence v3.0

Rishi Sunak

I stand here before you ready to lead our country into the future. To put your needs above politics. To reach out and build a government that represents the very best traditions of my party.

Conservative Party

October 2022 - Present

25 Oct 2022 - present

Rishi Sunak, 24 November 2022

Image credit: Rishi Sunak, Simon Walker, 24 November 2022. Prime Minister’s Office/No 10 Downing Street. Open Government Licence v3.0

Key Facts

Tenure dates

October 2022 - Present

Party

Conservative Party

Spouse

Akshata Murty

Born

12 May 1980

Birth place

Southampton, Hampshire, England

About Rishi Sunak

Rishi Sunak became the 57th Prime Minister on 25 October 2022. He is the MP for Richmond (Yorks) and was first elected in 2015.

Before becoming Prime Minister, he was Chief Secretary to the Treasury (2019-20) and Chancellor of the Exchequer (2020-22). He was educated at Winchester College, Oxford University, and Stanford University. Before becoming an MP, he worked in business and finance.

Rishi Sunak married Akshata Murthy in 2009 and they have two daughters.

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