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Rishi Sunak concedes defeat to Keir Starmer, as Labour wins UK general election

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Labour has won a landslide victory in the United Kingdom (UK) general election, meaning Keir Starmer will be the new prime minister.

Meanwhile, as the final figures come in, Labour is expected to win 410 seats, with the Conservatives on 144.

Also, Rishi Sunak has accepted defeat, and said he called Starmer to congratulate him.

On the election results, Sunak said it was a “sobering verdict” adding “I am sorry”.

After winning his seat in Holborn and St Pancras, Starmer said “the change begins right here…it is time for us to deliver”.

Meanwhile, in the highest-profile Conservative losses so far, Defence Secretary Grant Shapps, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Penny Mordaunt lost to Labour.

Reform UK leader, Nigel Farage, becomes an MP for the first time, winning Clacton, while the party’s Richard Tice and Lee Anderson also won.

Ex-Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won Islington North as an independent, and Labour’s Jon Ashworth lost to an independent.

George Galloway of the Workers Party lost the seat he won earlier this year.

Also, Carla Denyer won for the Green Party in Bristol Central, while the SNP is forecast to go from 43 seats before the election to just six.

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