Oct 25 (BBC) – Rishi Sunak is poised to become the UK’s youngest prime minister for more than 200 years.
At 42, he is the same age Earl of Liverpool Robert Banks Jenkinson was when he came to office in 1812. Since then, David Cameron, who was elected at the age of 43 in 2010, has held the record as the youngest PM.
Tony Blair, who served from 1997-2007, was also 43 when he entered office – but he was a few months older than Cameron at the time Cameron entered No 10. But Sunak is not as young as William Pitt the Younger, who was 24 when he was elected in 1783.