Rishi Sunak tells Leicestershire audience 'we have three days to save country from Labour government'

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has told an audience in Leicestershire tonight (Monday) that they 'have three days to save the country from a Labour government'. The fighting talk came as he gave a campaign stump speech introduced by Stoke-on-Trent North MP Jonathan Gullis in Bosworth.

Mr Sunak spent the whole day campaigning in the Midlands ahead of this Thursday's (July 4) General Election. After touring the West Midlands in the afternoon, he came east for a campaign event and speech.

The Prime Minister urged voters to work urgently over the next three days to prevent the “danger” of a Labour government, claiming that putting up taxes is in Labour Party DNA.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, during a visit to Nuneaton Cricket Club
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, during a visit to Nuneaton Cricket Club -Credit:PA

Mr Sunak said: “Friends, we have got urgent work to do. We have three days to save Britain from the danger of a Labour government.

“A Labour government that would hike up everyone’s taxes by £2,000, would shunt our politics to the left, and they would change the rules to entrench themselves in power for a decade. We cannot let Britain sleepwalk into this.

"It is our job, it is our duty, to wake people up to that danger. So I say to all of you, I say to every Conservative, don’t surrender to Labour, fight for every vote, fight for our values, and fight for our vision of Britain.”

He added: “Once you’ve given Labour a blank cheque, you won’t be able to get it back. And that means that your taxes are going up: your car, your pension, your savings, your work, you name it, they will tax it thousands and thousands of pounds. It’s what they always do. It’s in their DNA.”

Speaking at a campaign event in Staffordshire earlier on Monday, Mr Sunak said: "I know you’re frustrated with me, frustrated with our party, it hasn’t been an easy few years for anybody, I get all of that, we haven’t got everything right, we’ve made mistakes. I appreciate and hear your frustration."

On Monday evening, Mr Sunak took part in cricket exercises alongside youth teams at Nuneaton Cricket Club.

“This is the most relaxing part of my day so far,” the Prime Minister remarked as he batted while members of the girls’ team took turns bowling.

Mr Sunak’s final batting effort saw him hit a cricket ball in the direction of the watching media. Speaking to the teenage girls, the Prime Minister said he was “trying desperately” to get his two girls into cricket, but had “slightly failed” so far.

Mr Sunak also joined a boys’ team as they practised taking a run up and bowling.

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