UK: Sunak concedes defeat as Labour Party set for landslide election win

Source: Axios

“U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak conceded defeat to the center-left Labour Party early Friday, which was projected to win by a landslide in the country’s general election — delivering a huge blow to the ruling Conservative Party after 14 years in power. … The British networks’ exit poll indicated Labour won 410 seats in Parliament, a majority of 170. Labour was confirmed to have reached the number of members of Parliament required to win a majority (326) about 5am Friday local time, according to the official count. The Conservatives were on track for 131 seats, down a staggering 234 from Boris Johnson’s 2019 victory. The centrist Liberal Democrats are set to win 61 seats, while Nigel Farage’s right-wing populist Reform Party was projected to win 13. Keir Starmer will become the country’s new prime minister.” (07/05/24)