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UK general election set for July 4

22 May , 2024  

The UK general election will be held on July 4, King Charles III has already approved the dissolution of Parliament, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said.

“Earlier today, I spoke to His Majesty King Charles III to request the dissolution of Parliament. The King has granted this request. We will hold a general election on July 4,” said Sunak, speaking in Downing Street.

“This is the moment for Britain to determine its future,” he emphasized.

The election campaign will begin in the country after the dissolution of Parliament.

According to Sky News, on Downing Street there were “long and open discussions” about whether to hold elections now or in the fall. Deputy Prime Minister Oliver Dowden, for example, has been pushing for a summer election.

Earlier in May, the Conservative Party of the current British Prime Minister lost almost half – 474 – of the seats in local councils in the English elections. The Conservatives had about 1,000 seats in English councils so far.

The Liberal Democrats gained an additional 104 seats, while the Greens gained 74 seats. In addition, taking advantage of the Conservatives’ failure, some smaller parties improved their positions.

Then the head of the British opposition Labor Party Keir Starmer spoke in favor of a general election in the UK.

Sunak holds the post of British Prime Minister since October 2022.

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