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Austerity, Brexit and Covid: Why Conservatives lost the general election after 14 years in office

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Austerity, Brexit and Covid: Why Conservatives lost the general election after 14 years in office

The Labour Party, led by Sir Keir Starmer, has brought an end to a 14-year Conservative rule with a decisive victory in the general election.

What led to the downfall of the Tories after such a lengthy tenure?

The Independent delves into the leadership eras of David Cameron, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Liz Truss, and Rishi Sunak to uncover the missteps and controversies that paved the way for this change.

From Cameron’s miscalculated Brexit referendum to Johnson’s infamous Partygate scandal, Truss’s catastrophic mini-budget, and Sunak’s public relations blunders, it appears to be clear why the electorate has swung towards Labour.

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