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UK elections : Huge win for Labour, loss for Rishi Sunak's Conservative

July 05, 2024 01:18 PM
 UK elections : Huge win for Labour, loss for Rishi Sunak&39;s Conservative

Punjab Newsline, New Delhi, July 5-
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded defeat to Labour Party leader Keir Starmer as the Conservatives headed towards a historic defeat in the elections. Starmer is on track to become the next UK Prime Minister as trends showed the Labour Party crossing the majority mark in the House of Commons.
Rishi Sunak said the British people had delivered a "sobering verdict" and there was a lot to learn and reflect on."The British people have delivered a sobering verdict tonight... and I take responsibility for the loss," Sunak, the UK's first prime minister of colour, said."The Labour Party has won this general election, and I have called Keir Starmer to congratulate him on his victory," he further said.
While eight Conservative cabinet ministers lost their seats, Sunak held on to his constituency of Richmond and Northallerton in northern England, bagging 47.5% of the votes.
"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," Sunak said.
Rishi Sunak took over as Prime Minister in 2022 after his predecessor, Liz Truss, stepped down after just 45 days in office.
After having ruled for 14 years, the Conservative Party faced headwinds over a host of issues, especially its handling of the economy following a tumultuous exit from the European Union.

 
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