Who is Rishi Sunak? (Vocabulary from the News)


Rishi Sunak has been elected as leader of the Conservative party and prime minister of the UK by his fellow MPs. He replaces Liz Truss less than two months after losing to her in the previous leadership competition.

But… who is Rishi Sunak?

He is the MP for Richmond in Yorkshire, in the north of England. He is the children of immigrants – his parents (a doctor and pharmacist) are of south Asian descent. Sunak is the first Hindu and person of colour to become PM in the UK.

Sunak is also incredibly wealthy. He was an investment banker and is married to the daughter of an Indian billionaire – the couple are estimated have a fortune of around £700 million.

Here is some useful vocabulary to help you understand Rishi Sunak!


Vocabulary

MP (Member of Parliament)

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Practicing

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Fairytale

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To rise

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Furlough

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Fortune

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Arrangement

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To campaign

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