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Sunak vows to remain an MP even if Tories lose election

16 May 2024 2 minute read
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Photo Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Rishi Sunak has vowed to stay on as an MP even if the Conservatives lose the next general election.

The Prime Minister said his North Yorkshire constituency is “wonderful” and “of course” he will remain in Parliament whatever the outcome when he goes to the country.

There has been speculation that Mr Sunak, who previously worked at a hedge fund in California, could be eyeing a job in Silicon Valley as the Tories trail by more than 20 points in opinion polls.

But asked on ITV’s Loose Women whether he would stay on as an MP if the party loses, the MP for Richmond (Yorks) said: “Of course I’m staying. I love being an MP. I love my constituents, I love my home in North Yorkshire.”

Intimidating

Elsewhere in the show, which Mr Sunak claimed was “one of the more intimidating things” he had done over the course of his job, Mr Sunak conceded that “we’re not there yet” in terms of the progress he wants to make before calling an election.

He has dismissed demands for a change of political course after the Tories suffered a drubbing in the local elections earlier this month, saying he is “determined more than ever to show the public that what we’re doing is making a difference” on issues including the economy and migration.

“I’ll happily come back and talk to you during the election. But I am focused on that, I am focused on the choice of that election,” he told the panel.

“We’ve been through a lot but I do think actually the things we are doing are starting to make a difference. We’re not there yet, of course”.


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Jeff
Jeff
6 days ago

Hopefully the voters will send him back to non dom and green card land.
But if it is an absolute landslide, and I was the “leader” that ;ed the party to destruction, I would be tapping musky up for a job.

Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
6 days ago

And there’s me hoping for an end to this ‘Indian Summer’…

Will he be borrowing Modi’s right hand man to handle the UK election…(see the Guardian ‘long read’)

Aussies and the KGB are so Fat Shanks…

Why vote
Why vote
6 days ago

Don’t think he gets it, it’s not up to him wait for the final count of the votes.

Dafydd Huw
Dafydd Huw
6 days ago

Unfit for office. Similar problem here in Wales at the moment though.

Rob
Rob
6 days ago

He makes the assumption that he will keep his seat

Fi yn unig
Fi yn unig
5 days ago

Some have made the point here already. He’s a bit presumptuous isn’t he? Has a sitting Prime Minister ever lost their seat before? I would say not in the UK but he is sailing way too close to the wind. Sunak being dumped by his constituency voters would be the highlight of election night and all elections ever.

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