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Rishi Sunak calls summer general election for July 4

The announcement from the PM comes after days of rumours around when the next election would take place


Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has announced a general election will be held on July 4.

It comes after days of rumours around when the next election would take place.

Sunak has been saying for months an election would happen in the “second half of the year” but had refused to set a date when quizzed by the media.

The current MP for Gedling is the Conservative’s Tom Randall and Sherwood is represented by Mark Spencer, who is also a member of the Conservative Party.

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Current MP Tom Randall will be hoping to hold on to his seat in Gedling (IMAGE: Facebook)

The current MP for Sherwood is Mark Spencer

Labour’s Michael Payne is one of the candidates hoping to win the Gedling seat

Labour”s Michelle Welsh hopes to take the seat in Sherwood from Mark Spencer

Under parliamentary rules, there has to be 25 working days between the dissolution of parliament – at the request of the prime minister – and voters going to the polls.

As general elections have to be held every five years, the final day a vote could have taken place was January 28, 2025.

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