Big blow to Rishi Sunak, 78 leaders left before the elections


British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is in a lot of trouble, many of his party leaders have left the party amid the elections. So far, a total of 78 members from the party have refused to participate in the general elections.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak

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Only after British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the general elections at the end of the week, Sunak's party suffer a setback. Sunak has announced the date of the general election to be held on 22 May, which will be held on 4 July. While all the parties have been attending public events since the date was known, Sunak is already spending the end of the week with his family and important people. He has taken an unusual step by staying away from public events in the first campaign of the weekend.

On one hand, his Conservative Party is going through a lot of trouble because many leaders of the party have left the party and amid such a situation, Sunak is spending the weekend with his colleagues and family. So far, a total of 78 members from the party of 44-year-old Indian-origin leader Rishi Sunak have refused to participate in the general elections. Recently, Cabinet Ministers Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom have announced not to contest this time's elections.

Announcement on social media

He made this announcement through social media on the evening of May 24, in which he wrote that even the people closest to me know how much loss the office may have to suffer, no one gets recruited in politics. We are volunteers who choose our destiny as per our own will and this opportunity to serve is quite good. But there comes a time when you realize that it is time to leave, that you realize that a new generation must take the lead.

Prime Minister Theresa may also step back

Shortly after Michael, Leadsom also issued his letter. Leadsom wrote his letter to Sunak in which he said that after much consideration, I have decided not to stand as a candidate in the upcoming elections. Among the senior MPs, if possible, former Prime Minister Theresa May may also withdraw from this race, apart from this, former Defense Minister Ben Wallace has also announced to leave politics.