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4 Jan 2024

Sunak suggests autumn general election, as Starmer says Labour ready for power

Policy Correspondent

Rishi Sunak has poured a bucket of cold water over speculation he could call a May General Election – claiming instead that his ‘working assumption’ is a vote in the second half of this year.

That left his opponents distinctly unimpressed – as Sir Keir Starmer made his own pitch to voters in Bristol – our senior Political correspondent Paul McNamara reports.