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10 things you may not know about Rishi Sunak

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Rishi Sunak looks to have an uphill battle ahead of him to become the UK’s next prime minister. As he vies with Liz Truss for Conservative members’ votes in the contest to replace Boris Johnson, here are 10 things you might not know about the former chancellor:In 2016 he told children at a Northallerton primary school that the job he wanted most when he was growing up was to be a Jedi knight.

It is not known if he ever wrote “Jedi” into the census just in case, but it is known that he went to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with his then boss at the Treasury, Sajid Javid.<p lang=«en» dir=«ltr» xml:lang=«en»>Great night out with the boss — Jedi Master @sajidjavid #TheRiseOfSkywalker favourite film among the Star Wars canon is The Empire Strikes Back, although he has also been known to sing the praises of the cinematography of the last half-hour of Revenge of the Sith – the bit where Anakin goes mad and starts slaughtering people left, right and centre with his lightsaber.In 1997 Sunak was already a committed Conservative and was dismayed when Tony Blair became prime minister.

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