UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a general election on July 4, 2024

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a general election date set for July 4, 2024. On 22 May 2024, Sunak requested the dissolution of parliament from His Majesty the King Charles III, who granted the request.

  • This will be Sunak’s first time facing the public in a general election as Prime Minister, after becoming Conservative Party leader in October 2022.
  • The upcoming vote is the third since the Brexit referendum in 2016.
  • Sunak aims to leverage better economic data to appeal to voters affected by cost-of-living increases.
  • Halving inflation from historic highs above 11.0 percent at the end of 2022 was one of Sunak’s five key pledges.
  • Inflation slowed to a near three-year low at 2.3 percent in March 2024, with Finance Minister Jeremy Hunt claiming this as proof of the plan’s success.
  • Political commentators suggest Sunak might be seeking an electoral boost from the improved economic outlook, despite trailing in polls to the Labour party.
  • Critics argue that the improved economic conditions are more due to global economic changes than government policy.

Q: Who is the Prime Minister of the UK?

A. Boris Johnson
B. Keir Starmer
C. Rishi Sunak
D. Theresa May

Ans:C. Rishi Sunak

Q: Rishi Sunak is the leader of which political party in the UK?

A. Labour Party
B. Liberal Democrats
C. Green Party
D. Conservative Party

Ans : D. Conservative Party

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