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Rishi Sunak has dismissed claims he’ll reduce and run from the UK if he loses the upcoming normal election.

The Prime Minister declared he’s “deeply committed to making people’s lives better”.

Lord Zac Goldsmith, a detailed ally of former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was amongst these to say that Mr Sunak will “disappear off to California” inside weeks if the Conservatives lose the election.

And the Conservatives’ chief mentioned: “I’m shocked that Lord Goldsmith, who I don’t suppose I’ve spoken to in a really very long time, had such intimate information of my household’s preparations.”

The Tories are trailing Labour by 20 points, with voters set to go to the polls on July 4.

When asked if he would remain as an MP for the whole of the next Parliament if he loses to Sir Keir Starmer, Rishi Sunak said: “My kids are at school. This is my home. My football team just got promoted to the Premier League so I intend to spend many more happy occasions at Saint Mary’s watching them. So of course that’s what I’m going to do. That’s what I have done.

“I was brought up in Southampton. I was raised with a very strong ethic of service to one’s community. That’s what I believe. That’s what I’ve always done. That’s why I got into politics. That’s why I became a member of parliament and that’s what I will continue to do.

“That is obviously subjective on my constituents giving me the honour of continuing to represent them.”

Rishi Sunak tried his hand at dribbling and took part in drills at Chesham United football ground alongside young players on a Monday afternoon campaign visit.

Mr Sunak attempted dribbling practice alongside four different age groups: under-eights, under-nines, under-11s and under-16s.

“Did we win?” he asked the group of players he had joined after the whistle blew. “No,” one of them replied.

Tory peer Lord Goldsmith, an ally of former prime minister Boris Johnson, hit out at Mr Sunak and indicated he believed the Conservatives were on course for an electoral disaster.

“I perceive the anger in the direction of Sunak who has broken the get together virtually past restore and all however assured nearly all of his MPs will lose their job subsequent month,” the former minister said.

“But it is exhausting to muster a lot sympathy on condition that none of this is able to have occurred with out the complicity of a majority of the get together and what’s now unfolding was totally predictable – certainly predicted.

“The hope is that when Sunak disappears off to California in a few weeks there are at least some decent MPs left around which to rebuild.”