Rishi Sunak 

British politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer since 2020

Early life and education 

Born in Southampton to Indian parents who had emigrated from East Africa  Studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University

Political career 

Elected MP for Richmond (Yorks) in 2015.  Appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2020

Policies as Chancellor 

Introduced a furlough scheme to protect jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic  Cut fuel duty to help motorists with the rising cost of living

Personal life 

Married to Akshata Murthy, the daughter of an Indian billionaire  Has two daughters

Awards and honours 

Awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour  Named Young British Politician of the Year by The Spectator magazine


Criticized for his wife's non-domiciled tax status  Also criticized for his handling of the cost of living crisis

Future prospects 

Seen as a potential future leader of the Conservative Party  Popular with Conservative Party members, but also criticized by some for his policies


Legacy will depend on how he is judged by history  Could be remembered as a successful Chancellor or a Chancellor who failed to address the cost of living crisis.

Rishi Sunak is a complex and controversial figure 

Only time will tell how he will be judged by history