The opposition’s lines of attack, starting with Mr. Sunak’s choice of home secretary and his wife’s wealth, gave a glimpse of where it sees vulnerabilities in the governing Conservatives.
The Conservative Party is fractured and Britain’s public finances are battered. That will test the political skills of a leader who has been involved in national politics for only seven years.
The former chancellor of the Exchequer emerged as the clear front-runner after Boris Johnson dropped out of the race. Mr. Sunak would become the first person of color to lead the country.
LONDON — Britain’s Conservative lawmakers settled on their choices to succeed Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday, advancing two candidates who worked for Mr. Johnson to replace a leader whose scandal-scarred tenure ended with his government in disarray, at a time of deepening economic crisis. Rishi Sunak, a former chancellor of the Exchequer, and Liz […]