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Labour Win By Record Landslide: Keir Starmer Becomes New Prime Minister

Vicky Parry 5th Jul 2024 One Comment

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Keir Starmer becomes the UK Prime Minister as Britain’s Labour Party has won a landslide victory after over a decade in the political wilderness. The UK electorate, clearly weary and ready for change, has entrusted Keir Starmer and his team with the colossal challenge of reviving both a lagging economy and a nation in need of a morale boost.

Starmer is set to become Prime Minister later today, marking a swift turnaround for Labour, who faced a crushing defeat less than five years ago. In the high-stakes theatre of British politics, the transition will be swift and symbolic: while the ink dries on the election results, Conservative leader Rishi Sunak will be shown the door at 10 Downing Street, making way for Starmer’s new vision for the country.

Representative of the public disenchanmtment is only 60% of you cast your vote with the BBC suspecting it to be the second lowest turnout since 1885.

Results

Labour – 411

Conservative – 119

Liberal Democrats – 71

Other – 10

Kier comments on this historic win

“To have that opportunity to take our country forward together.

So whether you’re a family that’s been struggling these last few years with the cost of living, with bills bearing down on you that you fear you can’t pay.

Whether you’re a business that’s been struggling for years under the damage that this government has done to the economy.

Whether you’ve served in uniform or your community, this campaign is for you. This fight for change is for you. And the power of the vote belongs to you.

And you can use it to stop the chaos. To turn the page and start to rebuild our country.”

Sunak Takes Responsibility for Loss

Sunak said: “The Labour Party has won this election and I have called Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory.

“Today power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with good will 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 reflect on and I take responsibility for the loss.”

Other Seats of Note

Reese-Mogg loses seat

Liz Truss loses seat (first ex prime-minister in 90 years to lose seat)

Corbyn gets first independent seat in general election for Islington North

Farage takes Clacton seat

Green Party gets four seats of note

Reform party get four seats

 

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Carla
Carla
18 days ago

This is such a huge relief! I really hope change happens now and the poverty we are in is lessened

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