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Regional press repeats General Election demand as Sunak takes charge

Regional dailies have repeated calls for a General Election after Rishi Sunak was unveiled as the new Prime Minister.

Several newspapers have used their front pages to note the public clamour for an election as Mr Sunak’s position was confirmed following rival candidate Penny Mordaunt’s concession in the Conservative Party leadership contest.

Both Newcastle daily The Journal and Stoke-on-Trent daily The Sentinel splashed on demands for a General Election on Friday after the resignation of Mr Sunak’s predecessor Liz Truss.

The Journal renewed its call this morning, running the headline ‘Congrats and all that – but isn’t it time we had a say?’

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In Scotland, the Edinburgh Evening News went with ‘Now give us a say!’

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The Sunderland Echo noted pleas for an election from Labour leaders and other public figures on its patch.

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The Yorkshire Post, which previously ran a leader column calling for an election, accepted the new PM had “ruled out” an early public poll and also noted the Richmond MP’s links to its patch.

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The Northern Echo also covers Mr Sunak’s constituency and splashed on his warning that the Tories need to “unite or die”.

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And the Nottingham Post ran on a regional angle, highlighting his support for devolution in the East Midlands.

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