All The Best Election Memes And Tweets

From Rishi Sunak standing in the rain to the Prime Minister's ITV News gaffe and THAT National Service announcement

Rishi Sunak

by Nikki Peach |
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In a scene that felt like it was lifted out of The Thick Of It, Rishi Sunak announced a snap general election in the pouring rain while protesters blasted D 's 'Things Will Only Get Better', the anthem of Labour's 1997 landslide victory, in the distance.

Suit soaked and odds against him, the Prime Minister announced that a UK general election will be held on 4 July this summer. It is earlier than anticipated and certainly marks the start of a relentlessly busy six weeks for anyone working in politics. Labour leader Keir Starmer has described the announcement as 'the moment the country's been waiting for'.

As for Rishi Sunak, these could be his final days in number 10. If he thought wearing Adidas sambas was bad for his image, he might not want to watch the news back. Let's just hope he's got a good dry cleaner.

Then, just days after calling the election, Rishi shared a plan to require 18-year-olds to take part in a form of national service if the party wins the general election. In true Gen Z style, this lead to a whole range of hilarious (and in some cases, striking) reactions on social media. And let's not forget that Nigel Farage got drenched by a McDonalds milkshake (more on that later).

The latest meme-worthy moment to come out of the general election is around the betting scandal to hit the Tory party. Laura Saunders, the Tory candidate for Bristol North West, is thought to be under investigation by the Gambling Commission (GC) over claims she may have had inside knowledge about the prime minister’s decision to call a snap poll for 4 July. Straight away, the internet reacted in the way it does best - with a meme...

This follows the Rishi Sunak Sky TV saga. Last week, Rishi said that he grew up without Sky TV in an attempt to appear relatable to the British public. 'My family emigrated here with very little. There'll be all sorts of things that I would've wanted as a kid that I couldn't have,' he told ITV, adding that he had to 'sacrifice all sorts of things'. 'Famously, Sky TV, so that was something that we never had growing up actually,' he said.

Cue memes mocking the PM on social media...

Ed Davey's campaign was another notable moment. The Liberal Democrats are no stranger to a good photo opp, and Davey is no exception. Last week, he revealed 'Yellow Hammer 1' - his campaign 'battle bus' - before falling into Lake Windermere after trying out paddleboarding, cycling down a steep welsh hill and hurtling down a giant slip n slide in an inflatable ring. Naturally, all these antics are meme gold and the internet can't get enough.

Can't get enough? There plenty more general election memes to enjoy. Read on for our pick of the best...

The best Rishi Sunak election memes

The best Keir Starmer election memes

Keir Starmer's constant reminders of his working class roots has been laughed at. The Labour leader admitted that the family 'couldn't make ends up', before bringing up the fact that his father was a toolmaker who worked in a factory and his mum was a nurse as he faced off against political rival Rishi Sunak at the Sky News election debate on 12 June.

Despite trying to impress with his humble background, audiences laughed and viewers couldn't resist making fun of him.

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