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It’s one of the toughest jobs in politics: scrutinising the UK’s financial policy. As Rishi Sunak entered Number 10 as prime minister, he took Treasury committee chair Mel Stride with him to the cabinet table as work and pensions secretary.
That leaves a gap at the top of the influential group. Candidates need 15 signatures to be nominated, before the race goes to a vote of MPs on 9 November.
At the time of writing, four names had entered the ring. From former bankers and asset managers to hedge funders and venture capitalists, here’s what we know about the candidates vying for the role, and where they stand on some of the key issues facing the City.

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