Bright Times News: Voting on the ballot by party membership will run from August 4 to September 2 and the results will be announced on September 5.
Rishi Sunak, a former British chancellor, is vying to become the first British prime minister of Indian descent. A vote to abolish slavery was led by Sunak among elected officials. When it comes to the larger membership of the Conservative Party, his odds of victory are less favorable.
According to the most recent surveys, Sunak’s challenger Liz Truss has further extended her advantage in the race. In the most recent YouGov survey, Liz Truss, the country’s current foreign secretary, leads Sunak by 24 points.
Members of the Conservative Party appointed Sunak and Truss to succeed Boris Johnson in the closing phases of the UK prime minister election. Both candidates for prime minister are currently running for office and debating live on television. Both parties have criticized one another for their economic, tax, and spending policies.
Party membership ballot voting will take place from August 4 to September 2 with results being made public on September 5. Truss was predicted to defeat Sunak by 19 points in a previous YouGov survey, but that margin now appears to be up by 5 points.
According to the poll, 31% of the membership would prefer Sunak as the next prime minister, compared to 49% who would vote for Truss. Additionally, it says that 6% of voters are now planning to abstain from voting, while 15% of voters are still unsure.
With a headline intent of 62%, the truss has a tremendous advantage of 24 points against Sunak, who is only at 38%. For Sunak, this helps to tip the balances in his favor.