Rishi Sunak and 15 ministers may lose seats in 2024 polls: report

According to a media report citing new poll data, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and 15 of his cabinet ministers could lose their seats in a general election “wipeout” in 2024. Senior Tories like Sunak, Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab, and Health Secretary Steve Barclay are all at risk of defeat at the election expected in 2024, as per the data cited by The Independent in its report.

The report also added that only five cabinet ministers, Jeremy Hunt, Suella Braverman, Michael Gove, Nadhim Zawawi and Kemi Badenoch would be safe. The poll shows all other Tory MPs in the present cabinet are at risk of losing their seats to Labour, except Raab, who would lose to Liberal Democrats in Esher and Walton.

Earlier last week, Rishi Sunak tried to relaunch his premiership by swearing to tackle Britain’s “most serious problems” by the election in 2024. The Indian-origin leader promised in his New Year speech to halve UK’s inflation and decrease illegal migration.

“Your priorities are my priorities. Together, we will build a better future,” said British PM Rishi Sunak. The latest polls raised questions about Sunak’s leadership ahead of his first real electoral test at the local elections in May.