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UK’s Sunak resigns in tears after crushing election defeat

"But you have sent a clear signal that the government of the United Kingdom must change. "And yours is the only judgement that matters."

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UK’s Sunak resigns in tears after crushing election defeat

Rishi Sunak on Friday apologised to the public after his Conservatives were trounced by Labour in the UK general election and said he would step down as party leader.

“I am sorry,” he said before leaving Downing Street to tender his resignation as prime minister to King Charles III. “I have heard your anger, your disappointment, and I take responsibility.

“But you have sent a clear signal that the government of the United Kingdom must change.

“And yours is the only judgement that matters.”

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He added: “I am honoured to have been your prime minister, this is the best country in the world.”

Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative party, Rishi Sunak, looks towards his wife Akshata Murty, after delivering a statement following his general election defeat, outside 10 Downing Street in London on July 5, 2024, a day after Britain held a general election.

Proofreading, editing by Sakinat Musa Abubakar and Maryam Sulaiman, Journalist and Editor at Neptune Prime

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