UK: Labour Party secures landslide victory, ending 14 years of conservative rule


The Labour Party has reportedly secured a landslide victory in the UK election, ending 14 years of Conservative rule.

Outgoing Conservative Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, has conceded defeat, announcing he would step down as leader of the Conservative Party.

The BBC reports that Labour leader Keir Starmer would become Prime Minister after meeting the King.

Sunak was quoted saying: “I have heard your anger,” he said in a final Downing Street speech, adding he will step down once a new party leader is found.

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“We did it!” Keir Starmer, the Labour leader and incoming Prime Minister, said in his victory speech. “Change begins now.”

High-profile Conservative casualties include former Prime Minister Liz Truss.

Elsewhere, the Liberal Democrats made significant gains, while the SNP lost dozens of seats.

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