Rishi Sunak has been the Conservative MP for Richmond since 2015 and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer from 13 February 2020 to 5 July 2022, when his resignation help to trigger the downfall of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister. Sunak, born in 1980, studied philosophy, politics and economics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and has an MBA from Stanford University, California. On 8 July 2022, he announced his candidacy to replace Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party. He competed in a postal vote of party members against Liz Truss, the Foreign Secretary. Find all our latest news, comment and analysis relating to him here.