Breaking : UK PM Rishi Sunak Concedes Defeat With Labour Set For Landslide Election Win


The U.K.'s opposition Labour Party is on course to win a huge parliamentary majority in the country's general election, unseating the incumbent Conservatives after 14 years.

Early projections show Labour would gain its second-largest majority after former Prime Minister Tony Blair's 179-seat majority in 1997. A nationwide result will likely be declared early Friday, with Keir Starmer, leader of center-left Labour, expected to become the country's next prime minister.

In comments overnight, Starmer said: "Tonight people here and around the country have spoken. And they're ready for change."

Millions of people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland on Thursday voted for their local representatives in the 650-member House of Commons, the U.K.'s lower house of parliament. Ballots are being counted, with constituencies announcing their winning candidate as soon as votes are tallied.

The Conservative's Rishi Sunak, who has been prime minister since October 2022, held onto his seat in Richmond and Northallerton in the U.K. parliamentary election.

Sunak won 47.5% of the votes, which was however an over 15% decline from the previous election. Labour's Tom Wilson garnered 22.4% of the vote, coming in second place.

An exit poll predicting that the Labour Party led by Keir Starmer will win 410 seats in Britain's general election is projected onto BBC Broadcasting House in London on July 4, 2024. Labour is set for landslide win in UK election, exit polls showed. 

The Prime Minister conceded defeat and congratulate the Labour Party leader on their victory 

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Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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