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Labour Secures Majority in the UK Parliamentary Elections

Labour Secures Majority in the UK Parliamentary Elections
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer delivers a speech to supporters during a visit to a community centre on July 03, 2024 in Redditch, United Kingdom. Source: Getty Images

On July 5, the Labour Party has secured the majority in the UK general election and is on track for victory, with exit polls predicting the results from over 410 of the 650 parliamentary seats.

The party is led by Sir Keir Rodney Starmer, a British politician, who has served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party since 2020.

In a significant political shift, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak acknowledged the Conservative Party’s defeat in the early parliamentary elections held on July 4.

The admission came on Friday morning from Northallerton, the city where his electoral district is situated.

Following the announcement of the election results for his constituency, where Sunak himself emerged victorious, the Prime Minister confirmed Labour’s triumph in the general election. “Labour has won this general election,” he stated in a brief speech.

Sunak also revealed that he had reached out to Keir Starmer to congratulate him on Labour’s victory. “I am now on my way to London, where I will provide more details about today’s result before stepping down from the position of Prime Minister, a role to which I have devoted all my strength,” he said.

“There’s a lot to learn and a lot to think about. And I take responsibility for our loss,” Sunak added.

As scheduled, Keir Starmer will officially become the new Prime Minister of Great Britain on the afternoon of July 5, following an audience with the British King.

The official count by constituency confirms that Labour has secured 328 seats in the House of Commons, surpassing the minimum majority threshold of 326 seats. While votes are still being tallied, exit polls predict Labour will achieve 410 seats, marking one of the party’s most impressive results to date.

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