UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss entered the race to prevail over Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and Chief of the governing Conservative Party this Weekend, as the disunited campaign centered on tax. Truss, 46, declared her candidature in the Daily Telegraph on Sunday evening and said she has “a clear vision of where we need to be, as well as the experience and resolve to get us there.”
Truss’ proposal, seen by many as a trailblazer in the Tory leadership campaign, came to the day after long-time defense minister Penny Mordaunt when the candidature list grew to 11 nominees.
Liz’s political history-
Mordaunt, a 49-year-old ex-navy reserve officer who has already held numerous high-ranking positions in government, isn’t one of the favorites to replace Johnson as predicted by national polls of Tory party representatives.
However, these elections are extremely unstable; with far more, almost a couple extra legislators from opposing groups of the governing government running directly, political analysts believe a handful of frontrunners can be devalued.
Taxes have become a crucial line of demarcation in the contest, with Britain facing a noxious mix of strong rising prices and widespread expense tends to increase, as well as low growth and comparatively excessive taxation.
The other favorites competing for the position-
Ex-finance minister Rishi Sunak, who helped kickstart the cabinet rebellion that prompted Johnson’s sudden departure on Thursday, is the obvious first choice. He is already facing criticism from Johnson supporters and major competitor hopefuls.
Sunak and former health secretary Sajid Javid have already announced their running decision; both stepped down late Tuesday, spurring a multitude of co-workers to follow suit.
Fellow Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who came in second to Johnson in the previous election in 2019, formally posted last Weekend that he would compete again. Present Finance Minister Nadhim Zahawi, who had only been ordained on Tuesday, and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also made proposals.
Upon that expanding slate of nominees is defense secretary and arch-Brexiteer Suella Braverman, the fairly obscure former equalities minister Kemi Badenoch, and backbencher Tory MP Tom Tugendhat. Rehman Chishti, a Tory lawmaker, declared his senate run on Sunday, bringing the total number of possible candidates to 11.