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Latest news on Rishi Sunak, outgoing UK Prime Minister, covering his election defeat, key policies during his premiership, and transition out of office as the Conservative Party loses power after 14 years.

Rishi Sunak, born 12 May 1980, has conceded defeat in the 2024 UK general election, marking the end of his tenure as Prime Minister after less than two years in office. Sunak led the Conservative Party to a significant loss against the Labour Party under Keir Starmer, who is set to become the next Prime Minister. This defeat ends 14 years of Conservative rule in the United Kingdom.

Sunak's brief premiership was marked by efforts to stabilize the economy and politics following the turbulent tenures of his predecessors Boris Johnson and Liz Truss. Key policies included attempts to reduce inflation, grow the economy, cut debt, reduce NHS waiting lists, and address illegal immigration through the controversial Rwanda asylum plan. On foreign policy, Sunak continued UK support for Ukraine against Russian aggression and navigated the complex international response to the Israel-Hamas war.

Despite some improvements in economic indicators, Sunak was unable to reverse the Conservatives' declining popularity. The party suffered significant losses in local elections throughout his tenure, culminating in the general election defeat. Sunak's leadership was characterized by a shift towards more centrist policies compared to his immediate predecessors, though he maintained conservative positions on issues such as immigration and transgender rights.

As Sunak prepares to leave 10 Downing Street, attention now turns to the transition of power to the incoming Labour government. Sunak will remain as a backbench MP for Richmond and Northallerton, having been re-elected to his redrawn constituency. He is also expected to stay on as Conservative Party leader in a caretaker capacity until a successor is chosen.

Our NewsNow feed will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of Sunak's final days in office, the Conservative Party's post-election analysis, and the incoming Labour government's plans. We draw from a wide range of sources to keep you informed about this pivotal moment in British politics and the legacy of Rishi Sunak's short but consequential premiership.

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