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Watch live as Rishi Sunak faces Sir Keir Starmer at the ultimate Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, 19 July, before parliament’s summer recess.

Today’s session comes before Thursday’s by-elections that are set to happen in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, Selby and Ainsty, and Somerset and Frome.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats are hoping to inflict blows on the Tories.

This week’s by-elections might be difficult, the prime minister has admitted.

“Midterm by-elections for incumbent governments are all the time difficult, I don’t expect these to be any different from that.

“But I passionately imagine that my priorities are the country’s priorities,” Mr Sunak told ITV on Monday.

Political analyst Lord Hayward has said that the Conservatives could pay the “penalty” for the controversies and turmoil that plagued Boris Johnson’s government.

The previous prime minister resigned as an MP in Uxbridge and South Ruislip, a seat he had held since 2015, after the Privileges Committee found he had lied to MPs together with his assurances lockdown rules were followed in No 10 throughout the pandemic.

His resignation and the following by-election in his seat has offered Labour a likelihood to grab the constituency from Mr Sunak’s party.

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