Indian-origin Suella Braverman early contender for UK PM race

UK, 7/7: Even before Boris Johnson stepped out of 10 Downing Street on Thursday to deliver his resignation speech as Conservative Party leader, triggering a leadership race for a new British prime minister, the runners and riders had been lining up to compete for the top job.



Indian-origin Suella Braverman, currently the Attorney General in the UK Cabinet, is among the early Tory members of Parliament to formally declare her leadership bid. The 42-year-old barrister and the government’s senior-most legal official is likely to command some support within the pro-Brexit wing of her party.


“I am putting myself forward because I believe that the 2019 manifesto is fit for purpose, presents a bold and inspiring vision for our country and I want to deliver on the promises contained in that manifesto. I want to embed the opportunities of Brexit and tidy up the outstanding issues…and cut taxes,” said Braverman, who is of Goan ancestry.

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