UK: General elections will be held in Britain on July 4!


UK Elections 2024: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday night that general elections will be held in Britain on July 4. After this announcement, there is a lot of turmoil in British politics. The Labor Party has welcomed it. His Conservative Party seems to be lagging in this election. It is believed that the Labor Party may get an edge in the elections and the Conservative Party, which has been in power for 14 years, may have to lose power. 


General elections will be held in Britain on July 4.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced the election date from 10 Downing Street, London on Wednesday night. He said that the time has come for Britain to choose its future. Parliament will soon be dissolved after King Charles III is informed about the election timeline. After that, the election process will start.

Will seek votes for the first time as PM

As Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak will go before the voters for the first time in the elections. The ruling Conservative Party had not announced the PM face before the elections in 2022. After the elections, the party's parliamentary party elected Sunak as its leader. Sunak got the support of about 200 MPs, after which he became PM.


Rishi Sunak is of Indian origin. 

44-year-old Rishi Sunak is the first Prime Minister of Indian origin in Britain. He assumed charge in October 2022.

Elections were to be held in 2025.

However, there was a possibility of general elections being held at the end of the election year and next January 2025. Sunak had time till December to announce the election, but he announced it 7 months in advance. After the repeal of the Fixed Term Election Act in 2022, the Prime Minister in Britain got the right to decide the date of elections. The Prime Minister decides the date of elections considering the most beneficial time for his party. 

PM Rishi Sunak's party may have to face a big defeat in the elections. Such a claim has been made in a survey. This survey is based on 18 thousand people. This survey has also predicted the defeat of the Sunak-led Conservative Party. Also, the opposition Labor Party is estimated to win 403 seats. The majority figure in the British Parliament is 326.

A look at the political journey

  • Rishi Sunak was elected MP for the first time in 2015.
  • Joined the local government as a minister in 2018.
  • In 2019, he was made the Chief Secretary of the Treasury.
  • He also played an important role in the election campaign of PM Boris Johnson.
  • On many occasions, Rishi took part in TV debates in place of Boris.
  • Sunak became the youngest Prime Minister of Britain in 2022.
  • Before him, Liz Truss was the Prime Minister, whose tenure lasted only 49 days.
  • Sunak was the Finance Minister in Liz's government. The Conservative Party government often puts Sunak forward for any media interview.