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Tories Lost Two-Thirds of Their Seats to Labour Party Landslide in U.K. Elections

Labour Party leader Keir Starmer. Credit: Flickr/Keir Starmer

The Conservative Party lost two-thirds of their seats in the July 4 national elections! According to preliminary results, it is the worst defeat in the history of the party. Former Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has already vacated No. 10 Downing Street, and Labour Party leader Keir Starmer has already received instructions by His Majesty King Charles III to form a government. Starmer made his first speech as Prime Minister outside the official residence at No. 10.

Of Parliament’s total 650 seats, Labour won 410 mandates, up by 209; Conservatives won just 119 mandates, down by 248; Liberal Democrat won 71 seats, 63 gained; Scottish National Party won 9 seats, 38 seats lost; Sinn Fein won 7 seats, no change. Others won 28 seats, 14 seats gained. Voter turnout was said to have been the lowest since 1945, with less than 60%. Labour received 36% of the votes from registered voters.

Running as an independent, after being expelled from the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn won easily in his London district in Islington North. This is his 11th victory in the district, where he has been MP for 40 years. He won more than 24,000 votes, compared to Labour candidate Praful Nargund, who won more than 16,000.

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