The statement made by Rishi Sunak, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 8 July 2022.
I got into politics because I want everyone in this country to have the opportunity to be able to give their children a better future.
Our country faces huge challenges, the most serious for a generation. Someone has to grip this moment and make the right decisions. Because the choices we make today will decide whether the next generation of British people will have more opportunities than the last.
We need to restore trust in our politics. We need to rebuild our economy. And we need to reunite the country.
That’s why I’m standing to be the next leader of the Conservative Party and your Prime Minister.