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22 May 2024

Rishi Sunak calls July 4th General Election

22 May 2024

Rishi Sunak today called a general election for July 4, a contest polls suggest the Tories are on course to lose to Labour.

The Prime Minister made a statement in Downing Street just after 5pm.

It comes after the Tory leader declared inflation was “back to normal” in a “major milestone” for the country, following official figures showing inflation slowed to 2.3% in April.

Speculation about an announcement mounted in Westminster as Cabinet ministers were summoned for an unusually timed meeting, with Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and Foreign Secretary Lord Cameron cutting short foreign trips to attend.

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