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U.K. to hold long-awaited election on July 4 | CBC News

U.K. to hold long-awaited election on July 4 | CBC News

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday set July 4 as the date for a national election that will determine who governs the U.K., as his divided and demoralized Conservative Party looks likely to lose power after 14 years. “Now is the moment for Britain to choose its future,” Sunak said in an announcement that took many people who expected...

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British PM Rishi Sunak calls snap general election for July 4

British PM Rishi Sunak calls snap general election for July 4

In short: A general election has been called in the United Kingdom for July 4, more than six months earlier than it legally had to be held. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives trail the opposition Labour Party by significant margins in opinion polls. What’s next: Wednesday’s announcement triggers the start of a six-week campaign, with the economy, immigration,...