Rishi Sunak’s new Tory chairman hints at date for next general election

Greg Hands suggests big vote could come late in 2024

Adam Forrest
Political Correspondent
Wednesday 08 February 2023 10:12 GMT
Rishi Sunak cabinet reshuffle: Greg Hands replaces Zahawi as new Chairman of Tory Party

Rishi Sunak’s new Conservative chairman appeared to hint at the date for the UK’s next general election in a message to party supporters.

Greg Hands said he was “up for” the fight against Labour after being named as Nadhim Zahawi’s replacement in the key role at CCHQ.

In an email to Tory supporters, Mr Hands said “the next 18 months will see us win or lose the next general election” – a hint that Mr Sunak could go to the country in September 2024.

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