Rishi Sunak is the latest Conservative to ascend to leadership following a tumultuous few month.
Earlier today, Penny Mordaunt, the last remaining opponent, dropped out of the Tory leadership race in the final minutes before nominations closed.
Sunak, 42, will be Britain’s first Asian PM and the youngest in over a century.
Former PMs Liz Truss and Theresa May were quick to congratulate him, Liz Truss taking to twitter to say: “You have my full support.”
However not all local MPs were as enthralled with the news.
Olivia Blake, MP for Sheffield Hallam, has repeatedly spoken out about the need for a general election, taking to Twitter to say: Our new PM, the third in as many months, has been chosen by less than 200 Conservative MPs.
“Billionaire Rishi Sunak has no mandate to govern, let alone implement a fresh round of austerity.
“General election now.”
Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley and Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, had her say by simply retweeting Labour’s statement of: “No one voted for this.”