UK Elections: British-Indians may take pride in Sunak backfire due to livelihood crisis

London. Britain’s historic general election is the first real test for Rishi Sunak at a time when the British-Indian community’s pride in Britain’s first Indian-origin prime minister may be overshadowed by the cost-of-living crisis and disappointment with the 14-year rule of the Conservative Party-led government. People took part in the voting process today to elect a new government. The result will be known only after the counting of votes, but the final large-scale survey conducted by YouGov for The Times on the eve of the election shows that the opposition Labour Party may get a majority.

Whatever the final outcome, the situation is a reflection of the political turmoil that led to Rishi Sunak rising against his own leadership to become prime minister. “I think for British Indian voters in particular, this election is the same as for any other electorate. They have a choice of retaining or removing the government and after 14 years of Conservative government, the mood is much more for change than retaining it,” said Sundar Katwala, director of the British Future think tank.

He said, “If the result is not better for Rishi Sunak, I think there will be a feeling of regret and disappointment because there was a lot of pride in him … but people will not make their voting choice on that basis. And that is why I think, most British Indian voters are going to vote for change rather than vote to retain Rishi Sunak, even though they feel proud of his historic achievement of being the first British Prime Minister of Indian heritage. ” Sunak’s political future will be decided on Friday with the final results of the election.

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