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Rishi Sunak Announces Early UK General Election for 4 July

Rishi Sunak Announces Early UK General Election for 4 July

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced an early UK general election for Thursday, 4 July. In a speech outside 10 Downing Street, Sunak stated his intentions to win a fifth term for the Conservatives amidst rainy weather. This surprise decision aims to capitalize on signs of economic recovery, hoping to address the current 'Tory chaos' criticized by Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced an early UK general election for Thursday, 4 July.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street in rainy weather, Sunak vowed to 'fight for every vote' as he aims for a fifth term for the Conservatives.

The decision overrides expectations of an autumn poll, potentially affecting the Tories' chance to narrow the gap with Labour, who hold a strong lead in opinion polls.

Parliament will be suspended Friday and shutdown next Thursday for a five-week campaign.

Some government measures may be abandoned due to the limited time left for passing legislation.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called this an opportunity for change away from 'Tory chaos,' highlighting economic recovery efforts and public service criticisms.

The election will use new constituency boundaries and require voter ID for the first time.

This marks the first general election since the fixed-term legislation was repealed and follows an unstable period in UK politics with Prime Ministers Johnson and Truss both resigning within recent years.
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