British PM Sunak’s Conservatives set for heavy election defeat, 3 polls forecast

Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to announce the date of the UK's next general election, to be held on July 4, at 10 Downing Street in central London, on May 22, 2024. (BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)
Britain's Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech to announce the date of the UK's next general election, to be held on July 4, at 10 Downing Street in central London, on May 22, 2024. (BENJAMIN CREMEL / AFP)

Three opinion polls predict a record defeat for British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Conservatives in the July 4 election, forecasting the Labour Party will comfortably win a large majority after 14 years in opposition.

Polling by YouGov showed Keir Starmer’s Labour is on track to win 425 parliamentary seats in Britain’s 650-strong House of Commons, the most in its history. Savanta predicts 516 seats for Labour and More in Common gives it 406.

YouGov has the Conservatives on 108 and the Liberal Democrats on 67, while Savanta predicts the Conservatives will take 53 parliamentary seats and the Liberal Democrats 50. More in Common forecasts 155 and 49 seats, respectively.

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