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‘On your marks, get wet…go': How regional press covered Sunak’s great gamble

Rishi Sunak’s decison to call a 4th July General Election may have taken many at Westminster by surprise, but UK regional newspapers responded swiftly to the PM’s shock move to produce a glut of top front pages today.

Leading the way was the Belfast Telegraph with what will surely prove to be one of the headlines of the year – ‘On your marks, get wet…go!” – over a picture of a drenched Mr Sunak making his announcement outside Number 10.

The Northern Echo was also in punning mood with ‘How long shall he rain over us” while The Scotsman continued the watery theme with ‘Sunak takes the plunge.’

Here’s a round-up of some of the UK’s leading titles covered the election announcement. If you would like yours to be featured, please email us at [email protected].

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