Labour Party Wins UK General Election, Outgoing PM Sunak Concedes

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The U.K.’s opposition Labour Party led by Sir Keir Starmer has defeated the incumbent Conservatives of Rishi Sunak.

 

LP won a huge parliamentary majority in the country’s general election which took place yesterday.

 

Early on Friday morning, Labour passed the threshold needed to govern alone as outgoing PM Rishi Sunak conceded defeat.

 

Keir Starmer, leader of the center-left Labour, will become the country’s next prime minister and declared victory in the early hours.

 

“We did it,” he said, addressing his Labour colleagues. “You campaigned for it, you fought for it — and now it has arrived … change begins now.”

 

Reacting to the election result, outgoing UK PM, Sunak conceded defeat.

 

“On this difficult night, I’d like to express my gratitude to the people of the Richmond and Northallerton constituency for your continued support,” he says.

 

“The Labour Party has won this general election, and I’ve called Sir Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory.

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

“To the many good, hard-working Conservative candidates who lost tonight, despite their tireless efforts, their local records and delivery, and their dedication to their communities. I am sorry.”

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