Sure, you may not necessarily know who the UK energy secretary is, but on the basis of her performance on a TV debate on whether Britain should remain in or quit the EU has set the hare running about who will (eventually) replace David Cameron.
Amber Rudd’s performance who echoes Nick Clegg’s during the leader’s debate during the 2010 general election, and we all know how that ended up – he became deputy prime minister in a coalition government. So, at the very least she may well ascend further than her current position.
Just take a look at this tweet from Tim Shipman, the political editor of the Sunday Times.
Winners tonight: ITV: best telly of the campaign. Rudd: gone from political sideshow to A lister. Boris: smiled off the ad hominem attacks
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) June 9, 2016
And what about this from fellow MP Nadine Dorries
Amber Rudd is very impressive – she’s just very wrong. #ITVEURef
— Nadine Dorries (@NadineDorriesMP) June 9, 2016
5 facts about Amber Rudd
She’s the MP for Hastings & Rye, with a majority of 4,796.
Since being elected in 2010, she has risen to the Cabinet rank – taking the role of Energy Secretary
Back in September 2012 she was appointed the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Chancellor George Osborne.
The Cabinet minister used to work in finance, before specialising in recruitment and then writing for financial publications.
She enjoys relaxing by walking.
(Photo credit: Amber Rudd/Twitter)