'Who?': Voter Doesn't Recognise Rishi Sunak's Name On Day One Of Election Campaign

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Rishi Sunak was given a reminder on Thursday that being prime minister does not necessarily mean everyone knows who you are.

The prime minister embarked on a whistle-stop tour of the UK on Thursday at the start of the general election campaign.

In Gillingham, ITV’s deputy political editor Anushka Asthana quizzed members of the public on their views.

“What do you think of Rishi Sunak?” she asked one woman.

She replied: “Who? Who is he?”

When Asthana reminded her Sunak was the prime minister, she added: “Oh him yeah.

“He hasn’t been prime minister long enough for me to remember his name actually!

“I don’t know. I haven’t seen any fantastic, wonderful things happening. We wait and see.”