UK General Elections Scheduled for July 4: PM Sunak

UK General Elections

LONDON: Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced that the UK general election will be held on July 4, as confirmed on Wednesday.

British media, quoting sources, reported that Sunak would officially announce the date in a statement from Downing Street following a cabinet meeting.

Earlier on Wednesday, speculation was rife that Prime Minister Sunak would call for a July 4 election. This was further fueled by reports that ministers had cancelled events and either shortened or postponed foreign trips to attend a government meeting. Throughout the day, rumors circulated in parliament about the impending election announcement, but neither Sunak nor his team confirmed or denied the reports. Several local media outlets, citing sources, indicated that Sunak was set to call an election on July 4, a belief widely held within his Conservative Party, which is currently trailing behind the opposition Labour Party in opinion polls.