Explained: Why Rishi Sunak lost the UK Prime Ministerial race against Liz Truss
Rishi Sunak had an advantage as he threw his hat early in the ring and was endorsed by four former chief whips, but within weeks, he started trailing behind the late-comer Liz Truss
Touted as the favourite initially for the race to Downing Street, Rishi Sunak started losing his spark midway. Sunak had a huge advantage as he threw his hat early in the ring and was endorsed by four former chief whips, but within weeks, he started trailing behind the late-comer Liz Truss in the UK prime ministerial race.
The ex-chancellor said he would continue to work as an MP, representing his constituency Richmond, Yorkshire, saying it was "a great privilege" to represent the people there. He said he would love to continue to represent the people of Richmond “as long as they'll have me".
Sunak, however, did not rule out the possibility of running for the post of leader of the Conservative Party in the future. "We've just finished this campaign. I'd say... I need to recover from this one," he said.
However, more than the fact that who won or who lost, the race this time has been inspirational. Seeing someone like them in both origin and colour of skin, inevitably fuels hope within the community that is always striving to fight for its rights and against racism.
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