Rishi Sunak is the new leader of the Conservative Party and the country’s next prime minister.

After rivals Boris Johnson and Penny Mordaunt pulled out of the race, he was elected unopposed.

The former chancellor, 42, said: “There is no doubt we face a profound economic challenge. We now need stability and unity.”

He’ll be the first British Asian prime minister and the youngest PM since 1812.

Can Mr Sunak rectify the economic fallout from the disastrous Liz Truss premiership and unify the party?

On the Sky News Daily, Sally Lockwood is joined by Kirsty Buchanan, who worked with Mr Sunak in his first government job, Simon French, chief economist at Panmure Gordon investment bank, and Sky’s political correspondent Liz Bates, to profile the new PM and discuss how he will handle his early days in charge.

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