Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy’s son-in-law is the new MP of Richmond in North Yorkshire. Rishi Sunak, 34, contested from the Tory safe seat of Richmond and bagged 51% of the vote share.
He is among those candidates that the Conservative Party hopes will help broaden its base beyond affluent and white voters, reports Huffington Post
The 34-year old is an Oxford University and Stanford MBA graduate, co-founder of a 1-billion pound global investment firm and specializes in investing in small British businesses.
Sunak met Murthy’s daughter, Akshata, when they were studying at Standford and married her in 2009. He now lives in the UK with their two daughters Krishna and Anoushka.
His father is a General Practitioner under the British government’s National Health Service scheme and his mother is a local chemist.
Exultant over his son-in-law’s victory, Narayana Murthy said:
“I am very happy that Rishi has won convincingly in Richmond – Yorks with such a majority. He and Akshata worked very hard, beat the pavement and communicated his merit, integrity and his vision for his constituency. He has big shoes to fill since he is succeeding William Hague. I am positive that he will do well as an MP.”