Rishi Sunak Says He Will Take Full Responsibility For UK Election Results As Campaigning Ends

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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak talks to children, as he visits Braishfield primary school as part of a Conservative general election campaign event in Hampshire, Britain. (Image: Reuters)

UK PM Rishi Sunak remained hopeful regarding the prospects of the Tories ahead of Thursday’s polls and said he is fighting for every vote.

In his final press conference before the elections in the UK, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he is fighting for every vote and said he would take full responsibility for whatever the election result was, according to a report by the Guardian.

He also said that he is not the only Tory who has not resigned to defeat and said that a Labour win is not a foregone conclusion. “I’m fighting hard for every vote. We just saw some analysis which showed that just 130,000 people can make the difference in this election,” Sunak said.

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Rishi Sunak dismissed claims that the election is all over and chose to ignore what Mel Strides, a member of his cabinet, said. Mel Stride, the pensions minister, appeared to concede the election is over.

“If you look at the polls, it is pretty clear that Labour at this stage are heading for an extraordinary landslide on a scale that has probably never, ever been seen in this country before,” he told right-wing broadcaster GB News.

His party suffered a further blow at the 11th hour when The Sun tabloid, famous for backing election winners, endorsed Keir Starmer’s Labour.

Polls overwhelmingly predict that Labour will win its first general election since 2005 — making Starmer the party’s first prime minister since Gordon Brown left office in 2010.

That outcome would see Britain swing leftwards back to the centre ground after almost a decade and a half of right-wing Conservative governments, dominated first by austerity, then Brexit and a cost-of-living crisis.

However, Sunak remained confident that under his tenure the UK’s economy fared better. “All those questions you used to ask me about the cost of living, in this campaign they have dissipated. I think that is a reflection of the fact that the economy is doing better,” he said.

“There are lots of people who have not made up their minds – millions and millions,” he further added.

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