Who is Kwasi Kwarteng and why is he quitting British politics?
Kwasi Kwarteng, British politician, resigns amid controversies and undisclosed reasons, sparking debates and speculation about his departure from politics.
This week, UK Conservative Member of Parliament Kwasi Kwarteng, known for controversy, announced his departure from politics, opting not to run in the upcoming general election, potentially in 2025.
Kwarteng, 48, represented Spelthorne, Surrey, since 2010 and held key cabinet roles. Notably, his 38-day stint as chancellor in 2022 stirred financial turmoil, earning criticism.
In his statement, he expressed honor in serving Spelthorne and pledged continued service until his parliamentary term's end.
Reactions varied, with satire applauding his swift "economic wrecking" during his short tenure.
Kwasi Kwarteng, elected in 2010, marked the Conservative return to power post-13 years of Labour rule. His ascent aligned with David Cameron's premiership in a coalition with the Liberal Democrats. At 35, Kwarteng's political future seemed promising.
Kwarteng's decision to exit politics triggers speculation and debates on undisclosed reasons behind his departure.