Rishi Sunak's first year as PM: is he safe?

The Conservative Party has continued to trail behind Labour in the polls under Sunak's leadership

Rishi Sunak arrives at a hustings event
Double-digit inflation, stagnant growth and huge levels of borrowing have cast a shadow of Sunak’s first 100 days in office
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One year on since Rishi Sunak took over from Liz Truss as prime minister, the Conservative leader appears to have done little to reverse his party's fortunes.

The first anniversary of Sunak's premiership comes just days after two major Conservative losses in the Tamworth and Mid Bedfordshire by-election, prompting whispers that disgruntled Tory MPs are submitting letters of no confidence to the 1922 Committee – the influential group of backbenchers who have brought down several prime ministers including Theresa May, Boris Johnson and Truss.

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