UK to hold general election on July 4

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UK to hold general election on July 4

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced on Wednesday that the country will hold its general election on July 4, reported Xinhua.

"Earlier today I spoke with His Majesty the King to request the dissolution of parliament. The king has granted this request and we will have a general election on July 4," Sunak told the nation in front of 10 Downing Street.

The prime minister's announcement came hours after fresh figures showing that inflation in the country fell sharply to 2.3 percent, its lowest level in nearly three years, which the ruling Conservative Party considered a heartening achievement.

The drop in inflation marked the greatest progress to date on the prime minister's five pledges in January 2023, including halving inflation, which had climbed to above 11 percent at the end of 2022.

Sunak said the figures marked a "major moment for the economy" and that "brighter days are ahead."

The Conservatives have been in power for 14 years but have in recent years been facing challenges ranging from slow economic growth to political instability evidenced by frequent changes of occupant of 10 Downing Street. The Tories currently lag behind their main rival, the Labour Party, by double digits in opinion polls.


  1. EmilySmith says

    Do you think the drop in inflation will have a significant impact on the upcoming general election on July 4?

  2. Alice Johnson says

    It’s interesting how the drop in inflation to 2.3 percent is being seen as a significant achievement. Let’s see if the Conservative Party can maintain their lead in the upcoming general election on July 4.

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