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Gove among high-profile Tories running ahead of the election

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A record number of Tories do not want re-election on 4 July, an election which by all accounts will be a crushing defeat for the Conservative Party and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Archive photo: Matt Dunham / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 24.05.2024 23:40:18

Policy: – I know how much public office can take its toll on you, and so do those closest to me. It’s great to have the opportunity to contribute, but there comes a time when you know it’s right to stop, says Gove.

On his way out the door, he praises Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who he believes represents “the very best values” in the Conservative Party.

Sunak announced this week that elections will be held on July 4. It is earlier than many had expected, and the government could remain in office until January next year. At the same time, there are few who believe that the Tories increase their chances of election victory by extending the period.

The opinion polls give Labor and Prime Minister candidate Keir Starmer a solid advantage, and everything indicates that the stage is set for a change of power in Great Britain after 14 years of Conservative rule.

A record number of Tories choose to resign in connection with the upcoming election. So far, 77 of the party’s parliamentarians have said they are not seeking re-election. That’s five more than before Labor and Tony Blair’s snap election in 1997 and more than at any time since the Second World War.

King Charles has formally ended Parliament’s session and next Thursday will announce the dissolution of the assembly before the upcoming election.

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