Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi announces ambition to be next prime minister

Newly-appointed Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has thrown his hat into the ring for Tory leader, joining his predecessor Rishi Sunak, and becoming the second Cabinet minister to declare their ambition in the space of an hour.The former education secretary is the third serving Government minister to kick off their campaign for the leadership, after Mr Shapps and Attorney General Suella Braverman announced their intentions to run.Earlier, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said that after “careful consideration” and discussion with colleagues and family, he would not stand to be party leader and the next prime minister.

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