Rishi Sunak plans to delay the next General Election until Halloween 2024

Tory strategists have pencilled in Halloween, October 31, 2024, as the most likely date for the upcoming general election, which is enough time for the economy to pick up, according to advisers.

This comes as speculation has been growing about when the next general election could be. UK general elections have to be held no more than five years apart, with the maximum term of a parliament five years from the day it first met.

The last possible date for an election will be January 28, 2025.

The current parliament first met on 17 December 2019 and will automatically dissolve on 17 December 2024, with polling day expected to take place 25 days later (not counting any bank holidays or weekends).

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As reported by the MailOnline, Rishi Sunak’s advisers are also plotting a pre-Christmas reshuffle to promote young talent such as Pensions Minister, Laura Trott, to become one of the “faces” of the party in the run-up to polling day.

Meanwhile, the Techne UK tracker poll for Express.co.uk has seen Labour’s lead rise to 21 points over the Conservatives putting Sir Keir Starmer on course for a massive victory in the election next year.

Rishi Sunak could be facing “judgement day” soon if he fails to turn things around for the Conservative Party, as warned by backbenchers.

The Prime Minister hopes to bring inflation down and has pledged to reduce it from 6.7 percent to 5.3 percent or lower by the end of the year.

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Is it reported that Downing Street remains in a dilemma about Jeremy Hunt amid a potential cabinet reshuffle.

A source said to the MailOnline: “It is not a good look for Tory prime ministers to keep sacking their chancellors – Liz Truss axed Kwasi Kwarteng from the Treasury last year and appointed Mr Hunt in a doomed attempt to save her premiership – but Jeremy was not Rishi’s choice, he inherited him.”

They added: “Although it’s true that Jeremy is implementing Rishi’s cautious economic policies, the feeling in No 10 is that they could do with someone more creative, in the way that George Osborne performed the role. There are frustrations”

For more on the latest Techne UK tracker poll, read the analysis on Express.co.uk here.

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