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Thanks to the pandemic, Rishi’s tenure as Chancellor has been higher profile than many of his predecessors. Many now consider Rishi the natural successor to Boris Johnson – and possibly soon. But what do we know about him? Apart from that awkward trip to Wagamama, he’s always presented a slick and polished media presence. He’s got the moves, the looks, a photogenic family, and last year he even got the new puppy.
He’s been the no-nonsense Chancellor who’s not afraid to make tough decisions, but can he restore the reputation of the Tories and the office of No.10? He’s the bookie’s favourite – but what kind of Prime Minister could he be?
editor and invited experts
Reporter, Open Democracy
Director, Institute for Government