RISHI Sunak is “moving away” from holding the election in November with October eyed instead, The Sun can reveal.
Rishi Sunak is ‘moving away’ from holding the election in November with October eyed instead[/caption]
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It comes as Tory HQ brought in a whopping £16.5 million in donations in the last four months.
An October poll would upend the party conference season – traditionally a bigspinner for political parties.
But one Tory source said: “Cash is not a problem for us.”
A polling day of November 14 had been widely tipped previously, but with the US going to the polls on November 5, multiple Conservative figures say that has now been ruled out.
A further complication comes with the PM expected at thein on November 18, when a potential new government would be just days old.
One senior source said: “All the mood music is pointing to October now. There’s a feeling November could be mad enough.”
Downing Street declined to comment, insisting that the decision to hold an election rested with the Prime Minister alone.
Labour say they will be ready to fight an election as soon as May 2, when the local elections are due.
Shadow ministers have been ordered to submit their policies for the party’s manifesto by Friday.