Major car brand ruthlessly trolls Rishi Sunak after Labour landslide with moving vans outside No 10

Renault moving van outside Number 10

Renault poked fun at Rishi Sunak before the General Election

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Felix Reeves

By Felix Reeves


Published: 05/07/2024

- 09:02

'We've got space for everything... including a Sky dish'

One of the world's largest car manufacturers has taken aim at former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after the Conservative Party's disastrous General Election performance which saw a Labour landslide.

While Rishi Sunak kept his seat in Richmond and Northallerton, the 44-year-old will be forced out of 10 Downing Street as Keir Starmer looks set to take over as Prime Minister.


In a further blow to Sunak, Renault poked fun at the former Prime Minister with a removal van outside of Number 10.

A Renault Master removal van was spotted, as the brand says it was "ready to assist Rishi Sunak in case he faces an imminent departure from Downing Street".

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Rishi Sunak won his Richmond and Northallerton seat with 23,059 votes

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The van was even emblazoned with a further dig at Rishi Sunak, asking: "Moving in a hurry?"

It added: "We've got space for everything... including a Sky dish."

This was in relation to a question which asked Sunak whether any sacrifices were made during his childhood, to which he responded that his family did not have Sky TV.

A spokesperson for Renault said: "Nobody likes moving, but a spacious, economical and refined van like the Renault Master is perfect for ensuring that none of life’s essentials get left behind, even when you have to leave in a hurry."

Rishi Sunak retained his Richmond and Northallerton seat earlier this morning with 23,059 votes, compared to Labour's Tom Wilson who placed in second with 10,874 votes.

Despite winning with a 12,000 majority, Sunak's vote share change plummeted by 15.8 per cent, despite being a strong Tory seat.

Speaking in his speech following his victory in his North Yorkshire constituency, Sunak admitted that he had to take responsibility for his party's loss at the election.

Despite there still being a handful of seats left to declare, the Conservatives have lost 249 seats, with Labour having a storming majority, as the Liberal Democrats made major headway.

Sunak added that he had already spoken with Labour leader Keir Starmer to congratulate him on the election victory, with the MP for Holborn and St Pancras set to succeed Sunak as Prime Minister.

Drivers will be looking at Labour to implement lofty motoring goals set out in its manifesto with Britons hoping to benefit from lower fuel and car insurance costs.

Labour said it would call on the Financial Conduct Authority and the Competition and Markets Authority to investigate why car insurance prices are so high and to crack down on unfair practices.

In direct opposition to the Conservative Party, Labour said it would reinstate the original 2030 deadline to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles after Rishi Sunak changed a number of net zero aims in September last year.

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Renault moving van outside Number 10

Rishi Sunak is set to deliver a speech outside Downing Street at 10.30am

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Keir Starmer's party has also pledged to deal with the plague of potholes blighting British roads, with Labour supporters highlighting how there are 100 times more potholes on roads than there are craters on the moon.

Plans are also in place to speed up roadworks to keep the country moving and implement fines and other restrictions on companies who do not leave roads in a worse state than how they found them.

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