Rishi Sunak insisted he is feeling confident ahead of the next general election despite the Tories languishing behind Labour in the opinion polls.
The Prime Minister refused to give any more specifics about when the next election could take place as he repeated that his “working assumption” is that it will be in the second half of 2024.
Asked during an appearance on ITV’s This Morning programme when the election will be and if he believed the Tories will win it, Mr Sunak said: “I’ve been very clear. We have been through a tough time over the past year as a country, still dealing with the legacy of Covid backlogs in the NHS for example, war in Ukraine, energy bills.
“But I really believe that this year, at the start of this year, we have turned a corner and we are heading in the right direction. And the plan we have put in place is working and you can see that most obviously with the economy.”
Asked again when the election will be, he said: “That I have already said, the working assumption about that.”
Finally, asked if he was feeling confident, the Prime Minister replied: “I am. Yeah, absolutely.”
Labour has maintained a comfortable double digit poll lead over the Conservatives in recent months.