Kemi Badenoch backs Rishi Sunak to become next PM

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Kemi Badenoch, who was once favoured to become Conservative leader herself, is backing Rishi Sunak to lead the party after Liz Truss’s resignation. 

Ms Badenoch has announced that she is convinced the former Chancellor is best-placed to win the next General Election.

In an official statement, she likened Mr Sunak to Margaret Thatcher, stating he can make “difficult decisions” for the country. 

She told the Sunday Times: “I’m backing Rishi not because he would be the country’s first ethnic minority Prime Minister, but because he would be a great leader during a time of crisis and difficulty.”

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