The Conservative Party’s campaign headquarters said the winner of the race for prime minister would be announced on Monday at 12.30 pm local time.
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The race between former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Foreign Minister Liz Truss to replace Boris Johnson, leader of the Conservative Party and Britain’s prime minister, concluded on Friday, with party members choosing their favourites. Vote in favor of the candidate. The Conservative Party’s campaign headquarters said the winner of the race for prime minister would be announced on Monday at 12.30 pm local time.
Sunak, 42, and Truss, 47, fought one-on-one several times to gain votes and influence the Conservative Party’s nearly 160,000 members. The former Indian-origin minister said in his campaign to curb rising inflation as an immediate priority. At the same time, Foreign Minister Truss promised that if she is elected Prime Minister, she will issue an order to cut taxes from the very first day of taking office.
Surveys won’t be proven right!
While Sunak was ahead of Truss in the voting conducted by the party’s MPs to choose the last two candidates, a survey has said that she is behind in the voting of party members. However, Sunak’s supporters expect the poll to be untrue, as Boris Johnson also became the country’s prime minister in the 2019 general election, contrary to what the polls had predicted.
Online and postal voting closed on Friday evening. Rishi Sunak wrote on Twitter, “Voting is now closed. Thank you to all my colleagues, the campaign team and of course all the members who came out to meet me and extend their support.” Both contenders went through 12 nationwide matches with the first bout in Leeds, northern England. All eyes are now on the results. The result will be declared on 5th September.
Voting is now closed 🗳
Thank you to all my colleagues, campaign team and, of course, all the members who came out to meet me and lend your support.
— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) September 2, 2022
promises of both the leaders
Truss indicated that she would back strongly against “left-wing identity politics” as she envisioned legislation for single-sex places such as domestic violence shelters. Whereas the truss has promised to cut VAT to revive the economic condition of the country. In addition, the truss has promised to cap the green levy and reverse the national insurance hike, to which Sunak replied that compared to tax cuts, direct financial assistance is the best way to support low-income people.