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Labour Party Wins UK General Election, Outgoing PM Sunak Concedes

‘You fought for it, you voted for it and now it has arrived… change begins now’ – Incoming PM, Starmer said

It is official – the Labour Party has won a majority in the House of Commons and will form the next government.

Sir Keir Starmer has won the magic number of 326 seats and will become the country’s next prime minister.

Sky News reports

Labour Party officially wins 2024 UK general election after reaching the required 326 seats

BBC News reports

I am sorry: Outgoing UK PM, Sunak concedes 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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