RISHI Sunak has revealed his own personal heartbreak as he pledged to cut back on NHS waiting times.
He said his grandfather has been having hospital treatment for two and a half weeks.
He told The Times: “This is personal for all of us, the backlog issue.
“He literally has just come out and he’s very sick.
“We’ve been extremely worried as a family about everything over the last few weeks. He’s my last remaining grandparent.
“It will be unacceptable if millions and millions of people are waiting too long for the treatments they deserve.”
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Beemer vs Tank
NUMBER 10 contender Rishi Sunak is like a sleek BMW and his rival Liz Truss, left, is a sturdy tank, a focus group found.
The ex-Chancellor is seen as the candidate who would run a laser-focused operation as PM, according to one Tory member.
Mary from Hertfordshire said: “I think Rishi’s a BMW and Liz is a Vauxhall.”
Another participant said: “Rishi’s a sleek, well refined machine that looks great and is high performance.
“Liz is more of a tank. She’s going to drive through everything to achieve her objectives and smash everything through.”
Leon Emirali, who led the focus group, co-ordinated by PLMR, said: “Each candidate is presenting contrasting offerings.”