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UK Conservative Party Vows to Stay in Power Ahead of General Election

The UK’s ruling Conservative Party has pledged to remain in power as the next general election is just over a year away. At its annual conference in Manchester, Michael Gove, the UK’s secretary of state for leveling up, highlighted the party’s accomplishments and urged fellow Conservatives to “fight, fight and fight again for the country we love.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to address the conference and set the stage for the upcoming general election, which must take place by the end of January 2025. The fate of the HS2 high-speed rail project, a major infrastructure initiative, remains a topic of speculation and debate, with political and business leaders in the north urging Sunak to continue the project’s original plan to reach Manchester.