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The Year in Review: Rishi Sunak’s Government Highlights and Public Sentiment

Politics, UK news

Rishi Sunak completed a year as Prime Minister. Sharing a video on his socials, Mr Sunak highlighted the achievements his government pulled off in the past 52 weeks.

The Prime Minister mentioned progress in areas such as the economy, environment, health sector and debts.

In a statement issued last Wednesday, Mr Sunak said:  “As I mark one year as Prime Minister, there are many moments that fill me with pride. When I spoke about my priorities in January, I knew they were going to be tough targets to meet, but I made them because they’re what’s right for this country, its economy and its people.”

Within the past year, Mr Sunak has achieved or at least introduced quite a few policies and laws, some of which include the AUKUS submarine deal, Reforms to Alcohol Duty and Legislation, the Retained EU Law Act, the Public Order Act and the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act.

According to a recent YouGov poll, only one in 10 voters have a positive view of his performance.

Credits: Shuyang Guo

We approached the streets of London to get the public view. Here’s what they had to say:

A year into the job, about half (50%) of the people surveyed think that Mr Sunak has been a “terrible” or “poor” PM, while a third (33%) believe he has been average, the YouGov poll suggests.

A section of people we interviewed also believed that when Rishi Sunak became PM a year ago today, following the resignation of Liz Truss, he took over in a moment of crisis and managed it reasonably well.

The next general election is due to be held before January 2025.