YOU may recognize him from his many television appearances of late after being pushed into the spotlight by Boris Johnson’s cabinet – and now, Rishi Sunak is set to replace outgoing Sajid Javid as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Boris Johnson will appoint Rishi Sunak as his new finance minister later today.
First elected to parliament in 2015, Sunak previously served as Chief Secretary to the Treasury; the second in command to the finance minister, overseeing public spending.
Already, thousands have taken to social media to speculate on whether the move was devised by Dominic Cummings.
The Richmond (Yorks) MP – who until today was chief secretary to the Treasury – has been in parliament for just over four years and was formerly educated at Winchester College before reading PPE at Oxford.
Sunak had been tipped for promotion, and it seems that Johnson or Cummings (or both) may have been grooming him for the second most powerful role in the country.
Sunak backed Brexit and backed Boris Johnson during last year’s leadership contest
Neither Johnson’s office, Sunak, nor Javid’s advisers have so far commented on the appointment.