Rishi Sunak breaks silence on 2024 election – and dispels one widespread hearsay | Politics | News | EUROtoday

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Rishi Sunak has damaged his silence on the potential of a 2024 election. The Prime Minister reportedly advised journalists on the Downing Street Christmas reception that there shall be an election subsequent yr.

This places to mattress widespread rumours that Sunak would name an election initially of 2025.

GB News’ deputy political editor Tom Harwood posted on X (previously Twitter) concerning the announcement.

He mentioned: “The Prime Minister confirms to journalists at No10 Xmas reception tonight that 2024 WILL be an election year – putting to bed persistent rumours of a January 2025 election.”

A 2024 election was predicted after Government introduced they’d slash nationwide insurance coverage by two proportion factors in January. Some Conservative MPs believed it was so the celebration could be in a powerful place to enter an election.

Recent YouGov polling from December 12 to 13 confirmed that simply 22 p.c of individuals would vote Conservative, 44 p.c would vote for Labour and 10 p.c would vote Liberal Democrats.

General elections should happen not more than 5 years aside, so the subsequent one should happen by January 28 2025 on the newest.

That is 5 years from the day the present parliament first met, December 17 2019.