UK Verdict: Labour Wins Majority; Ends 14 Yrs Conservative Rule

The result would give Labour a majority and would bring the curtain down on 14 years of increasingly tumultuous Conservative-led government.
UK Verdict: Labour Wins Majority; Ends 14 Yrs Conservative Rule

Keir Starmer will be Britain's next prime minister with his Labour Party winning a massive majority in a parliamentary election, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on the end of an historic thumping for his Conservative Party. As per latest updates, the centre-left Labour looked on course to beat an exit poll forecast of winning 410 of the 650 seats in parliament, an astonishing reversal of fortunes from five years ago when it suffered its worst performance since 1935.

The result would give Labour a majority and would bring the curtain down on 14 years of increasingly tumultuous Conservative-led government.

Labour Party 409 (Plus 207)

Conservatives 115 (Minus 250)

Reform UK 4

Liberal Democrats 68 (Plus 57)

Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) 8 (Minus 40)

Other 29 (Plus 20)

Sunak Took Responsibility of Defeat:

With the Conservatives staring at a historic loss, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded the general election to Labour Party's Keir Starmer, admitting that it has been a "difficult night" for him and his party as the people have delivered a "sobering verdict."

Suank admitted his party's defeat in an acceptance speech after retaining his Richmond and Northallerton seat.

"On this difficult night, I'd like to express my gratitude to the people of the Richmond and Northallerton constituency for your continued support. The Labour Party has won this general election, and I've called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory," looking visibly emotional after the verdict.

"Today, power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides. That is something that should give us all confidence in our country's stability and future. The British people have delivered a sobering verdict tonight, there is much to learn and I take responsibility for the loss," he added.

Cost of Living Crisis Hits Sunak’s Party Very Badly:

Rishi Sunak's Conservatives party experienced worst electoral performance in its history, as voters punished them for a cost-of-living crisis, and years of instability and in-fighting which has seen five different prime ministers since the Brexit vote of 2016.

Country First, Party Next: Keir Starmer

With his Labour Party on course for a landslide victory in the general elections, Keir Starmer, all set to become the next British Prime Minister. He declared that the United Kingdom is ready for a change.

'We will put country first, party second,” says Starmer after historic win in general election.

"The change begins right here because this is your democracy, your community and your future. You have voted and now it is time for us to deliver," the 61-year-old said after retaining his seat from north London.

Elected to Parliament in 2015 for the first time at the age of 52, the Labour Party leader has promised to offer the change the country needs.

Former PM Truss loses her parliamentary seat:

Many of the biggest names in Conservative politics lost their seat, including former Prime Minister Liz Truss (Britain's shortest-serving prime minister), whose disastrous spell in power during 2022 helped to pave the way for Labour’s victory. The former prime minister, whose term lasted only 49 days, was narrowly defeated by Labour in her Norfolk South West seat by just several hundred votes.

The pro-Brexit lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg and former leadership contender Penny Mordaunt also lost. Meanwhile, current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his finance minister Jeremy Hunt retained their seats, the latter unexpectedly. Suella Braverman, the former British Indian Conservative Party leader, apologised to the public for the party's performance over the past 14 years after securing a seat.

logo
NewsCrunch
news-crunch.com