Labour has won the general election by a landslide, the end of 14 years of Conservative governance. Outgoing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has tendered his resignation following a defeat in the general election.

Keir Starmer Becomes Prime Minister

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After 14 years out of power, the Labour Party has won a decisive victory over the Conservative Party, which has governed the UK since 2010.

Labour leader Keir Starmer is set to become the new Prime Minister. Labour is projected to win around 410 seats, falling just eight short of its highest, while the Conservatives are expected to secure only 131 seats, their worst performance in nearly 200 years.

In an early-morning address in London, Keir Starmer thanked the voters addressing that they had changed Britain.

Keir Starmer will head to Buckingham Palace to be formally appointed as Prime Minister by King Charles III, a tradition in the UK’s constitutional monarchy. This is the King’s first post-election prime ministerial appointment.

The Conservative Party under Rishi Sunak has suffered one of its most severe electoral defeats. Sunak, the outgoing Prime Minister will be vacating 10 Downing Street shortly.

Labour’s landslide victory is a rarity in British politics dominated by the Conservatives since World War II.

Only three Labour leaders including Tony Blair in 2005 have previously defeated the Conservatives since the war.

Keir Starmer’s interactions with the US with the possibility of working with former President Donald Trump could be complex. Keir Starmer has committed to raising military spending to 2.5% of GDP.

Labour has committed to no new oil and gas licenses and plans to promote green energy. Organizations like Greenpeace argue that Labour’s green investment plans may not be sufficient for a transition.

In the previous 2019 elections the Conservative Party had a huge majority which has now reversed.

The UK’s electoral system involves electing members to the House of Commons through a first-past-the-post system, where the candidate with the most votes in each constituency wins.

A party needs at least 326 seats for a majority. Labour’s achievement of surpassing this threshold will mandate to form the government.

Keir Starmer, the leader of the Labour Party is set to meet the King to formally assume the role of the Prime Minister.

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Keir Starmer is about to be formally recognized as the Prime Minister after a decisive election victory. This meeting with the King symbolizes the official transfer of power from the outgoing administration to the new government.

Sunak delivered a farewell speech outside 10 Downing Street acknowledging the public’s desire for change.

He took responsibility for the Conservative Party’s loss and expressed regret for the disappointment felt by many.

The outgoing Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is expected to meet the King to officially resign and facilitate the smooth transition of power.

Labour, under Keir Starmer’s leadership achieved a victory remembering of Tony Blair’s 1997 win. The party secured over 400 seats.

Conservative figures including former Prime Minister Liz Truss lost their seats.

The Scottish National Party (SNP) faced losses with their seat count reduced from 48 to just eight. SNP leader John Swinney acknowledged the challenges and addressed the need for focus on independence and trust-building.

Nigel Farage’s Reform UK secured four seats in Westminster, an achievement after multiple previous attempts. The Green Party matched this achievement.

The Liberal Democrats saw improvement by winning over 70 seats, their best result in a century.

World leaders including French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky have congratulated Keir Starmer.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky congratulated Keir Starmer while also praising outgoing PM Rishi Sunak for his support of Ukraine.

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