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Labour's absolute majority, Rishi Sunak concedes defeat

Labour's absolute majority, Rishi Sunak concedes defeat

Change of power in Great Britain: In the general election, the opposition Labour Party won a landslide victory with an absolute majority, and according to BBC projections, it will win 405 seats out of 650 in the future. The Labour leader said, “People are ready for change. Now is the time to implement it.” Keir Starmer On Friday night. The Prime Minister's Conservatives Rishi Sunak After crushing them, Nigel Farage, the right-wing populist Brexit hero, was able to enter Parliament.

Rishi Sunak admits defeat

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has conceded defeat to his Conservative Party in the general election. “Labour has won this election,” Sunak said early Friday in Richmond, northern England. “I have already called Keir Starmer to congratulate him. Today there will be a peaceful handover of power.” Sunak made the comments after winning his Yorkshire constituency with a clear majority.

Sunak announced that he would remain an MP. In the future he would spend more time with the people of his constituency. But he took responsibility for the election defeat, the outgoing prime minister said before all the constituencies were counted. At almost the same time, it was announced that Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt had also managed to defend his shaky seat in the House of Commons. With two key opponents, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps and former minister Penny Mordaunt, having lost their mandates, Hunt emerged as a possible successor to Sunak.

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After an initial exit poll put the Conservatives at a record low of 131 seats, things may not be so bad for the former ruling party in the final result. The BBC’s updated forecast, with about half of the constituencies counted, saw the Conservatives on 154 seats on Friday morning. That would leave the Liberal Democrats third-strongest with 56 seats, the Scottish National Party on six and the right-wing populist Reform Party on four.

The big winner of the evening was Farage.

The big winner of the evening appears to be former MEP Farage, a long-serving member of the European Parliament who has unsuccessfully applied for a seat in the House of Commons seven times. He has now entered the British parliament in the Brexit stronghold of Clacton-on-Sea with 46.2 per cent of the vote. Conservative candidate Giles Watling lost 44 percentage points to 27.9 per cent. Before Farage, Tory defector Lee Anderson was declared the winner of the election in Ashfield, central England. Anderson, who was suspended by the Conservatives over his anti-Muslim comments, became the first right-wing populist MP elected in Great Britain.

“This is just the first step to something that will shock you all,” Farage said in his victory speech. There is a “huge gap” on the right-wing political spectrum, and it is my job to bridge that gap. “This Labour government is going to be in trouble very soon,” Farage declared, referring to the winning opposition party. He wants to steal voters from Labour, especially since there was no enthusiasm for the party in this election. Instead, Reform UK has achieved “something truly extraordinary” in a few weeks and with no money. “We came second in hundreds of constituencies.”

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Indeed, a BBC broadcaster declared the Reform Party’s strong showing in the UK “the story of the evening”. Nationally, with almost half of the constituencies counted, it had 15.6% of the vote. It was able to outperform the Conservatives in many constituencies, thus contributing significantly to Labour’s successes. Several Conservative cabinet members, including the popular Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, lost their seats. The potential Tory leadership candidate, Penny Mordaunt, also failed to return to Parliament.

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It also dealt Labour a setback or two. The party leader, Starmer, of all people, had to accept a huge loss in his constituency due to a protest vote against his policy on Palestine. Starmer is also unlikely to be happy that his predecessor, Jeremy Corbyn, was able to defend his Islington North constituency in London as an independent candidate. Corbyn was leader of the Social Democrats from 2015 to 2020 and was not a good character: his party colleagues blamed him for Brexit, and four years later he suffered a historic election defeat. He was expelled from the party for not taking strong enough action against anti-Semitism.

Labour leader Starmer’s election campaign focused on a promise to deliver “change” after 14 years of Conservative government. He was alluding to the anger of many Britons over the poor state of public services, such as the health sector, and over the declining standard of living for years. Many Britons also wanted to teach the ruling Conservative Party a lesson over Brexit during their term in office.

Liz Truss loses her seat in the House of Commons

Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss She lost her seat in the British House of Commons. The 48-year-old had to concede defeat to a Labour rival in her constituency of South West Norfolk. The Conservative politician made history as the shortest-serving prime minister in Britain. She held the keys to 10 Downing Street for just 49 days after succeeding Boris Johnson in 2022.

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As a joke, one tabloid newspaper placed a head of lettuce next to a picture of the then prime minister when she took office and streamed the scene live online. It was a question of which would last longer, power or Jamalon as prime minister. Power won.

Truss was forced to resign in October 2022 after her announcement of massive tax cuts sparked a crisis in financial markets. After leaving Downing Street, she moved further into the right-wing populist camp, blaming an alleged left-liberal conspiracy for her failure.

The government is changing rapidly in Great Britain. Once the official final result is known, power will be transferred. Starmer is expected to be received by King Charles III later on Friday. He will be tasked with forming a government and then set out his vision for Great Britain in a speech in Downing Street.