Britons to elect their House of Commons representatives

London British voters will head to the polls, to elect their representatives to the House of Commons in the general parliamentary elections. These elections will determine the future of the ruling Conservative Party, in power since 2010, which faces fierce competition from the opposition Labour Party.

Recent opinion polls published by British media indicate that the Labour Party, led by Keir Starmer, continues to hold a substantial lead over the ruling party, led by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

A poll conducted by The Guardian on Tuesday showed Labour securing 40.7% support from voters, while the Conservatives garnered less than 21%, a significant gap compared to results published two weeks ago.

For Labour to form the next government with a majority, it must win more than half of the 650 seats in the House of Commons (the lower house of Parliament).

The ruling party faces ongoing criticism regarding its policies on pension system reforms, social services, the deterioration of the National Health Service, a
nd the rising cost of living, alongside several foreign policy issues.

These issues have been central themes in the election campaign led by party leaders since the beginning of June, with numerous promises made to improve the situation after forming a new government.

Source: Bahrain News Agency