Rishi Sunak hints he could QUIT at next election if not appointed as Tory leader

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The former Chancellor it would be “presumptuous” to assume he would be selected by his local Conservative association to be their candidate at a future national ballot.

There has been intense speculation in Westminster that the Yorkshire MP is ready to quit British politics if Liz Truss beats him in the race to replace Boris Johnson.

Mr Sunak pledged to continue serving as an MP if he lost the leadership vote vowing to “stay as a Member of Parliament,” but would not be drawn on what he would do at a general election.

Appearing on the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, he said: “It’s been a great privilege to represent them as their Member of Parliament for Richmond in North Yorkshire, I’d love to keep doing that as long as they’ll have me.”

Pressed on whether he would seek a new term as the local MP, he added: “It’s really it’s presumptuous for me to say because I have to get selected by my own members.

“But, I was with them on Friday night and it’s been a great privilege to represent them and I know I can do good work for them.

“We just launched a campaign of mine to get more investment in our local hospital, the Friarage, just recently successful.

“It’s going to make an enormous difference to my constituents so I’m excited to do that.”

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