Rishi Sunak will become PM tomorrow after meeting with King Charles

Rishi Sunak's first statement after being named as next PM

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At 42, he is the youngest premier of modern times and is the first British asian to hold the top job. Mr Sunak is the third PM in seven weeks and will be the first appointed by King Charles.

Predecessor Liz Truss spent today working in Downing Street ahead of the handover.

Tomorrow she will hold a final meeting of her Cabinet at 9am before giving an exit speech in Downing Street and then visiting Buckingham Palace.

Mr Sunak will then visit the King, who will offer him the opportunity to form a new government and become premier of the UK.

He is expected to address the nation on the steps of No 10 at around 11.30am.

After the new leader of the country has been appointed, the Court Circular will record that “the Prime Minister kissed hands on appointment”, which in practice, usually means a handshake.

Mr Sunak must then appoint a new Cabinet and prepare for his first session of Prime Minister’s questions where he will go up against Labour’s Sir Keir Starmer at noon on Wednesday. 

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