Rishi Sunak has promised to give the NHS ‘whatever support it needs’ to tackle the coronavirus crisis before this week’s budget. Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the chancellor indicated the government was potentially willing to write a blank cheque to help the health service cope with a pandemic. His assurance came after warnings from medical professionals that the NHS is already under too much pressure to be able to deal with a serious worsening of the outbreak
In This Story: Rishi Sunak
Rish Sunak is a British Conservative Party MP, who was originally elected as a Member of Parliament in the Richmond (Yorks) constituency in 2015.
His father-in-law is billionaire founder of Indian IT giant, Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy.
Sunak experienced a meteoric rise, first to be selected for the “safest” Conservative seat in the UK, he would later become the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in under five years.