Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s prime minister after a chaotic few weeks that saw Liz Truss resign after 45 days in office, and a last ditch effort by Boris Johnson – aborted at the last minute – to make a fresh bid for a position he was forced to vacate in early July.

The new prime minister is the second to take office in as many months without an election taking place. Polls suggest many feel he should call an early general election. He is, however, unlikely to do so given the Conservative Party’s poor ratings. Stephen Clear explains why the Conservative Party has the legal right to govern without an election. But questions whether that means that it should.

Amid all the drama Parveen Akhtar argues that it’s worth taking a moment to celebrate the fact that Britain has marked a new political milestone by having a person of colour as its prime minister. Sunak is of Asian descent.

Caroline Southey

Founding Editor

Rishi Sunak: is it legitimate for the Conservatives to continue in government without an election? A constitutional scholar explains

Stephen Clear, Bangor University

He’s the third prime minister to take office since the last election and

It matters that Rishi Sunak has become the UK’s first prime minister of Indian descent

Parveen Akhtar, Aston University

Sunak’s grandparents were born in India before travelling to East Africa, where his parents were born.

Dissecting Stevie Wonder’s Superstition, 50 years after we first heard its infectious grooves

Leigh Carriage, Southern Cross University

On October 24 1972, the world heard the infectious grooves and seamless vocal delivery of the song Superstition for the very first time.